Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Mixer - Sam

This week's writing challenge from
Monday Mixer
( The Latinum Vault ) 
Note: Original link no longer works

Trying something new here tonight - doing the Monday Mixer.

Here are the choices for the location, thing & adjective (my choices in red):
Locations:  1) badlands      2) festival     3) coppice
Things:     1) bilbo         2) scrofula     3) bijou
Adjectives: 1) intrinsic     2) prosaic      3) egalitarian
That's one nasty-looking dude on the wanted poster...


Modified image "Wanted Dead Or Alive" courtesy of duron123 at

The was an intrinsic beauty to the Dakota badlands that appealed to Sam, although it was possible the beauty had more to do with the fact that nobody dared try to flush him out of a place he knew like the back of his hand. It was a good spot to hide once a job was finished, and Sam's job was robbing banks. This morning he rode to the top of a bluff overlooking Kodoka and tied his horse to bit of scrub, just out of sight. A train would soon arrive in the small town bringing the cash needed by the businesses for payroll, and since Sam was broke, thought it his civic duty to distribute it in a more egalitarian manner, starting with himself. A patient man, he sat down behind a coppice sprouting from an old cottonwood stump for cover, rubbed his bijou for luck, and waited. 

UPDATE: I did get the "Overachiever Award" for this entry!   

Please check out the other Monday Mixer entries HERE.

Modified image "Wanted Dead Or Alive" courtesy of duron123 /

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  1. I love South Dakota, and I really enjoyed this story. Well done!

    1. Thanks! My father always wanted to go there, but didn't quite make it before he passed away. Maybe I'll get there someday.

  2. I could see him crouching there waiting...and what a scoundrel he is, according to your poster ;)

    1. I know! Those beady little eyes... kinda scary!


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