“This isn’t exactly what I was looking for.”

Fugitive Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: William Carstairs smiled when his men returned, “I have one more job for you before I fire you.”

“Fire us?”

“Yup—but with my recommendation for each one of you with a friend of mine in Chicago. I must start over with people unknown in this area. I think you’ll appreciate the financial bonus you’ll receive if you are successful in your next assignment.”

“What’s our assignment?”

“You are to pose as members of his militia.”

“Those losers? Most of them never had live ammunition in their weapons.”

“I know that. The attorney I hired to defend Rupert will demand immunity from prosecution for your testimony. It was his wife who wanted him dead.”

“She’s changed her mind?”

“Yes, in exchange for a divorce—and all the income from their franchise operation. All he wants to do is preach his version of the Gospel.”

Season 15—Adventure 5—Fugitive—Episode 4—Scene 1… At a cabin in Moosehead County… After his men left—Carstairs decided to reinvent himself. Off came his mutton chops. Out went his hat—to be burned. After he was done with all that, he checked his new birth certificate, Social Security card, driver’s license and carefully crafted personal history.

Carstairs became Bill Carlson ©Jack BoardmanCarstairs decided to reinvent himself.

Bill Carlson had several such complete histories—all very similar so remembering who he (currently) is—is easy.

The next thing he had to do is find a place to live—and something to drive. He gave his car to his former “associates” just to get rid of it.

He called for a taxi and promptly went to Farkleberry’s.

Episode 4—Scene 2… Farkleberry’s Auto Sales…  “This isn’t exactly what I was looking for.”

Carstairs became Bill Carlson ©Jack Boardman“This isn’t exactly what I was looking for.”

“Wal, Mister Carlson,” Farkleberry replied, “This-here Focus RS is th’ only car I have ready for sale—I got’r fer wholesale from Smith Ford down to Duluth. They’d bin closed by court-order fer rippin’-off customers. I’ll sell it fer wat I got into it.”

“It might be a cop-magnet.”

“Around these parts, it ain’t what you drive—it’s how you drive what gits the interest of our law-enforcement folks.”

Bill Carlson bought the car.

Now—to find a place to live.

To be—CONTINUED…

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About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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3 Responses to “This isn’t exactly what I was looking for.”

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Did you say you were going to make this guy a permanent character?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jack Boardman says:

    “Around these parts, it ain’t what you drive—it’s how you drive what gits the interest of our law-enforcement folks.”

    TRUTH! 😛

    Liked by 1 person

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