Posts Tagged ‘Cheyenne

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?

 

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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 ……

 

12
Oct
17

Torment

Identity crisis

 

Warriors, put on your paint  ..  they’d been ordered.  Let the fires be lit.  Prepare torches for the light.  The tribe set about their duties  ..  in preparation.  In eager anticipation of the dying of the sun.

Justice would be done …….

 

11
Oct
17

Condemned

Identity crisis

 

He was strong.  From earlier experiences he knew himself to be tough.  Defending the vulnerable  ..  coming to women’s defence  ..  setting injustices to right  ..  Bodie had come up against evil men.   Standing up to men who thought themselvs powerful  ..  it brought out the worst in men.

In the tribes it was no different. And Bodie remembered what evil men here too could do ……

 

10
Oct
17

Conflict

Identity crisis

 

His words to Joe had been part in comfort.  Tto ease Joe’s nerves.  Figuring that this tribe would see Bodie’s crime as the greater.  He’d been brought up within the tribes.  In their eyes he’d deserted them.  Turned his back on them.

Bodie had chosen the wrong side ……

 

 




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