“Howdy Ma’am.”

Hunting Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: From the south—Joey stopped at the Piney Wood Bar.

He found just the usual crowd of daytime local-yokels enjoying each other’s company.

From the north—Boomer stopped at the Flyspeck Bar. Continue reading

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“Eureka!”

Hunting Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “Except for the Silverthorns and Farkleberrys, their memories, as well—temporarily. That’s why you’re here instead of your homes.”

“Wyatt’s memory?”

“Yes.”

“Dammit!” Chris exclaimed. Continue reading

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“Who, then, will keep an eye on Joey?”

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Juco chuckled, “You’re quick, Mr. Hale. It is Lake Superior.”

“If I may surmise, Juco,” Smith said, “We mix with the locals as newcomers to Moosehead County and not break the law here—ever!”

“You are correct,” Juco replied, “You each have bank accounts in the Lakes Bank in Grand Marais, so you’ll not need to worry about money.” Continue reading

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“Your turn Penance”

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: FINALLY—the Entity appeared, “I am PENANCE! Yeah, yeah, I hear ya—be quick with your request—I’m getting whupped at cribbage and I gotta get back—and kick her ass!”

“I respectfully request you eliminate an entity who has made my life miserable.”

“And I would do this because?” Continue reading

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And yet—he persisted

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “Pull over here!” Juco ordered.

“Pull over here!”

“Why?” Beauregard asked.

“Because you have to lose that car—our enemies know that car.”

“You want us to walk?” Continue reading

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“Where’s Beauregard?”

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “I’ll have to leave you folks for a while to regain my strength. I’ve sent Boomer a message to slip out the back door—he’ll be here directly. When he arrives—get your human butts out of here.”

“Yes ma’am!” Continue reading

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Joey just about jumped out of his skin…

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “Yeah,” Joey added, “We had to escape our wives—and his grandkids for a while.”

“You’ll have time then to enjoy some peace and quiet over a beer?”

“Yes, yes, we will, thank you,” Boomer grinned.

“Oh—nuts,” Joey lied, “I forgot my phone in the car—If my wife calls…”

“I used to be married,” Beauregard laughed, “I understand completely.”

Joey wasted no time contacting Chris, “We’re in—Beauregard bought our story. We’ll stay for a half-hour, or so, and then make our excuses.” Continue reading

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“Are you neighbors?”

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “Cujo erased their memories of us—remember?”

“You’re not joking—DAMMIT!” Joey replied, “C’mon, Boomer—let’s go see how effectively Cujo’s erasure worked.”

“Walk—or drive?” Boomer asked, “Driving would lead them to believe that we’re not immediate neighbors.”

“Drive—the long way.” Continue reading

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We’ll never know if Joey was correct.

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “Welcome travelers! I am Sara Running Dear and this is William White Eagle, my husband.”

“We are the Silverthorns. I am Kiwidinok, and this is Hiram, my husband.”

“You have no Native name, Hiram?” Continue reading

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“Oh MY!” Kiwi exclaimed

A Game of Chess Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “How come you get to stand in front, Joey?”

“Because I’m special, Boomer,” Joey laughed.

“No,” Debra said, “Because you budged in line.”

“Knock it off, people,” Chris ended the spat, “We have work to do. I need two people to man the two monitoring stations at all times—Mac?” Continue reading

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