Sad news this week to hear of the passing of an icon. He kept many a drooling maiden rooted in front of ancient black-and-white TV’s for years, – my mother included. His larger-than-life creation of Cheyenne Bodie will live on in the memories of many.
rendsz’ world can only hope he would have been tickled by the many heart-felt tributes paid to his name on this site.
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The fully illustrated story No Secrets has been lodged away in rendsz’ world active.
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And Mother ….. don’t be too hard on Brawler.
Remember His mother loves him too ……
Walked out to the county line. No boots, no shirt, no hat. Hot and sweaty. Plagued by the flies. Intimidated by Brawler … what he was going to do to Bodie .. when they had him the other side of that river.
No shirt on …. but did Bodie have a surprise up his sleeve?
The Boss liked the idea .. Pete could tell. Letting the lecher off .. scott-free .. dumped beyond the county line .. got away with it …… not the Boss’ idea of payback.
Pete’s suggestion …. killed two birds with one stone. Did as his Pa had instructed. And the stinking lecher got his come-uppance. Hardly Junior’s fault the punk had stumbled on some pesky Injuns ……
But that was later .. the night was still young .. plenty of more fun to be had ……
Guy like that .. a guy that big .. just asking to be taken down a peg. Big silent type .. big shoulders, broad back .. the kind who thinks brawn gives him the right .. like you’re supposed to step aside. He’d been eyeing him .. in the saloon .. itching to take him on.
Going with the Boss’ woman .. the sucker just lined himself up …… who could resist?
They’d seen each other in the saloon. Several times Bodie had spotted Brawler .. eyeing him up. Working out his chances.
It’d enhance Brawler’s reputation no end if he could take a big fella like Bodie down. Cock-of-the-roost. Every dude would move out of his way.
But he’d never dared ……
This wasn’t going to last forever. Morrow Senior had ordered Bodie dumped beyond the county line. Just had to last it out.
And Bodie was just gonna make sure ….. he was gonna have it in him still ….
This Brawler had made things worse. Have to get even ….
How the hell did he get into this mess? More important, how did he save his hide? Get out of this mess?
Him against two. Not bad odds. If he was standing on his feet. If things were more even. Him and Morrow. Easy. Him and Brawler. Bodie wouldn’t hesitate.
Strung-up like this ….? Where did things go from here?
No man wanted to think of his woman with another man. In his own bed.
No Morrow could afford that. Small town. People talked. Tongues wagged.
A man had to get his own back. He was owed it. His pride demanded it.
Trouble was, Morrow Junior wasn’t sure he had it in him …..?