Both of them drew and fired, their shots cleanly removing the hats from atop the heads of the two want-to-be gunmen, causing all of them to quickly decide not to try and their hands slowly moved away from their holsters.

I suspect you fellas are far better at punching cows than gun-slinging, ’cause you ain’t gunmen, that’s for sure.”

Abraham glared as he grabbed his holy hat off the ground, and luckily reconsidered what he had a good mind to say, “I ain’t never seen such shooting, how’d you know what we was planning?”

By how you were sitting as you rode up, your posture told us exactly what you were gonna try,” Kidd was smiling, “You fellas look like you need work.”

He could tell by their body language that he had his new employees.

Season VI, Chapter 4 Predators and Victims, Episode 2:

Flutters watched and even dared to get close enough to hear what was being said…at least enough of Kidd’s plans to warrant returning to the marshals. Unnoticed, he flew off.

It didn’t take him too long to find them camped in a grove of trees. They had just finished their dinner, and while Susan was feeding the canine contingent of their party, the others has gathered to enjoy some brown ale and, yes GENTLE READER, even some quality wine (Susan really knew how to cater a trackdown, yes she did)!

The marshals were discussing the rather boring topic of the rather boring day they’d somehow managed to muddle through—there had been too many such days since they entered the Dakota Territory, when Larry FlutterMatters glided in to a perfect landing in front of them, “For a pint of that brown ale, I’ll tell you what I’ve learned.”

Flutters returns and reports at the campsite ©2012 Jack Boardman

“For a pint of that brown ale, I’ll tell you what I’ve learned.”

If you tell us what you’ve learned, I’ll reholster this double-barreled shotgun, loaded with bird-shot,” Mac smiled ominously, lying very convincingly—it was loaded with double-ought buckshot.

Flutters having survived a near-miss from a Henry Rifle, decided that it might just be in his best interest to spill his guts—while he still had them to spill, “Kidd and McLintock hired some gunmen, and with their help, plan on taking over the town of Dreadwood (Yes, GENTLE READERDreadwood, the historic town of Deadwood was my first choice—but then I’d have to draw the Black Hills—not gonna do it!).”

He went on to explain how they planned to do this.

To Be Continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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17 Responses to Dreadwood?

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    It would take Flutters a long time to beak a pint of ale! Good job Flutters getting back to the marshals!


  2. lhalvor says:

    Would you draw the Badlands?


  3. Nice pic Jack! Good morning yall 🙂


  4. Part of the ‘contingency’ would be traumatized at the thought of Deadwood.


  5. Sarah Cooper says:

    Your “not gonna do it” made me smile. 🙂


    • Jack Boardman says:

      The Black Hills are beautiful, but since I was last there in 1956, I can’t seem to find the old B/W photos of 8 year old me trying to be a cowboy in Deadwood. 😛


  6. fluttermatters26 says:

    of guts, lead and ale….

    Methinks thinks Fluttermatters that the crafting of the next chapter will be done without the assistance of ale or lead in his pencil – err guts. 🙂


  7. sgtmajcarl says:

    I’ll take an ale, please. 🙂


  8. lhalvor says:

    Did someone say wine?


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