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Dec
09

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Celebrating those special men who face duress with guts.
Battling physical and mental adversity with mind-blowing toughness.
In praise of men we would like to be  –  but regretfully we aren’t.

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19
Oct
17

Trust

Identity crisis

 

Did the brave believe him?  That Joe could save the chief?   Desperate?  Or suspicious of a trick?
Did Joe have the faith in himself?  That whatever it cost he had to get away?  Save Bodie’s hide.  Could Bodie trust that Joe would race to the fort?
Was he putting too much faith in the army?  That they’d leap into their saddles.  Gallop here like fury.  Just to save one man?

Bodie had put his skin on the line. Trust well-placed?

 

 

 

18
Oct
17

Merciless

Identity crisis

 

His American father had had his way.  Bearing the child of rape, his mother cared for him  ..  but her tribe never had.  The shame living in their midst every day.
Expelled, a child left to fend for himself.  Bodie had come up the tough way.

But had it ever been tougher?

 

 

17
Oct
17

And more ……

Identity crisis

 

They had no right  ..  these White-eyes with their rifles and cannon  ..  no right to this land.  Through the generations  ..  their ancestors had practised it.  Another tribe came plundering, conquering, taking slaves ..  his people had fought back.

Captives felt the full horror of their mistakes …… learned the error of their ways ……

 

16
Oct
17

Vow

Identity crisis

 

Suspended  ..  hanging off his wrists  ..  in front, a line of pain-hungry braves eager for their turn.  From behind the sound of pounding feet  ..  racing for his helpless back  ..  switch raised to paint that flesh red with stinging pain.

Bodie was here by his own design .. his plan. Had he miscalculated?

 

15
Oct
17

Threat

Identity crisis

 

No fool, Bodie was not deceiving himself.  He knew what he’d locked himself into  ..  this trick of Joe doctoring, Bodie covering his escape.
He’d taken beatings enough in his time.  Fallen into the hands of evil men  ..  white men and the tribes.  Bodie knew full-well the cost of saving his skin.

And this chief’s son .. he was showing it already .. he’d not pull his punches ……

 

14
Oct
17

Trial of will

Identity crisis

 

The light was fading, fires were being lit.  In studied earnestness braves painted each other  ..  adorned with the ritual of war.
The captive hung  ..  suspended off the frame  ..  displaying the fighting man.  Struggling with the aches  ..  visibly struggling to breathe.

Captive, prey, waiting for the slaughter ……

 

 

13
Oct
17

Run for pain

Identity crisis

 

He had been expelled from his tribe.  Still a boy, left to fend for himself  ..  no one haboured a halfling.  But those had been powerful childhood memories.  He’d seen much to etch sharp images on his brain.  The tribes were not kind to enemies.  The child had seen with his eyes the cruelty suffered by captives.  And heard the wild rejoicing at their pain.

The man was now to experience it himself ……

 




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