Since today is Pancake Day (aka Shrove Tuesday; Fat Tuesday), I thought I’d post this excerpt from the latest draft of the novel. Enjoy!
The Brocklee Bugle – February 17, 2010
PANCAKE RACE RIOTS
Shrove, Fat Tuesday Traditions Clash
BROCKLEE—It was a wild evening in Brocklee when a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race turned into a Mardi Gras block party.
Authorities are still piecing together a timeline, but based on preliminary statements and eyewitness accounts, the sequence of events went as follows:
Around 3:30pm, citizens began to gather near the intersection of 7th and Vine in anticipation of the 3rd Annual Pancake Race, a community event hosted by The Humble Grocery.
At 4:00pm Brocklee PD closed sections of 6th, 7th, Euclid, and Vine streets to be used in the Pancake Race.