The longest cavalry charge


At the Victoria Station RR Yard—Boomer was in their private quarters, when… “Search the cabin and kill anything that moves!”

It probably saved his life; Boomer was in the shower in the private part of the cabin—the part that is invisible to those not deemed by Cujo to see into the future. Saved his life—for now…

Season 8—Chapter 9—Outlook—Episode 9:

Continuing our story—at the Victoria Station RR Yard… Shortly after the searchers left the cabin Boomer emerged from the 21st Century (read “hidden”) part nicely-refreshed (there’s something special about a hot shower in the 19th Century) and he noticed movement outside as the mass of riders mounted and began to ride off towards the town of Victoria Station high above the railroad yard. He quickly moved away from the window.

Pal & Daisy had been enjoying a conversation—the topic of which would not be remembered—as the riders rode-up. They stopped their conversation with Daisy attempting to hide among the many horses in the corral.

Pal & Daisy observed the Raiders

They stopped their conversation with Daisy attempting to hide among the many horses in the corral.

After a moment or so, Pal whinnied softly, “I think we’ve been played, Yatkov and Larry no more than leave on their ‘mission’ and this mob shows-up. This is no coincidence.”

And Flutters went with them, leaving us with no way to tell anyone what is happening here,” Daisy arfed.

They obviously didn’t find ‘Rider-Boomer,’ he must have been in the personal quarters.” Pal no sooner finished his sentence when they heard…

There’s sombody in the cabin!

The raiders surrounded the cabin

“There’s sombody in the cabin!”

Immediately the column stopped and the riders dismounted and surrounded the cabin.

Inside the cabin Boomer reacted with an expletive that I won’t share with you GENTLE READER, so as not to offend your gentle sensitivities, and drew his Remington .44 as he took-up the best defensive position he could find—just as the raiders opened-fire on the cabin with every gun they had…


Meanwhile, on the road to Saskatoon—we find Susie and company… “How long to town?”

We must be getting close, Sarah,” Josie replied, “I think we’re rested enough now to gallop the rest of the way.”

Do it!”

On my mark” Josie gave the order, “CHARGE!

On the trail to Saskatoon SK

“On my mark” Josie gave the order, “CHARGE!”

And with that whinnied word, Josie called for fastest gallop possible for a horse and the five sentient horses began the the longest, fastest cavalry charge ever made—a charge that simply wasn’t enough to change the events already in motion…

To be Continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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8 Responses to The longest cavalry charge

  1. sgtmajcarl says:


    I have a sick feeling in the pit of my gut about that… 😦


  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    Along with the cliffhanger, I’m stuck wondering if the expletive I imagined was worse than the one you actually used …


  3. Chris Shouse says:

    Oh my my heart is racing…a heck of a cliffhanger to worry over all week end! What in the heck kind of forces are working against us? Too many coincidences for it to be a coincident. hmmm do tell 🙂


    • Jack Boardman says:

      “…just as the raiders opened-fire on the cabin with every gun they had…”

      THIS—should give you a clue. 😛


  4. fluttermatters says:

    “Boomer reacted with an expletive”

    Methinks thinks Fluttermatter’s that the Boomer should know from having read the Master’s book of acronyms that “WTF” means – ‘Where’s the Facts’.

    Thus Methinks thinks Fluttermatters that the Boomer’s concern is more a reflection of a haunting senior moment of what he thought he said but didn’t.

    Such to do about not much.


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