“I’m sorry—but Juco messed things up.”

The Fugitive Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “So—how many words must we speak,” Chris Earp laughed, “To reach that goal?”

“Your question brought us up to 295 words,” Boomer replied.

“Okay, Joey,” Debra quipped, “Tell us one of your looooong stories.”

“Please don’t,” Linda quipped.

“Aw, c’mon—I have a million of them,” Joey replied.

Boomer groaned.

Joey grinned—widely.

Just as they made their way outside, Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp IV pinned his Deputy US Marshal’s badge on—and said, “Colonel Milton Bell, you are under arrest for murder.”

That didn’t sit-well with Bell—and he and his cohorts drew their guns.

Earp and friends were all heroes—and of COURSE—were faster clearing-leather than the bad guys.

Black-power firearms create a lot of dense smoke when fired, and it took several seconds for the smoke to clear.

As the smoke cleared, it became apparent that Colonel Milton Bell’s body was not among the dead!

Season 17—Adventure 7—The Fugitive—Episode 1—Scene 1… Inside the Newcastle Saloon…  Cujo, the Great Northern Beagamute partially materialized, “I’m sorry—but Juco messed things up.”

Inside the Newcastle Saloon ©JBoardman“I’m sorry—but Juco messed things up.”

“Aw, my old, departed, friend,” Boomer replied to her, “How?”

“I was on vacation and playing cribbage with Ringo WolvenKing in the Great Beyond—a girl needs her break from being a deity, you know.”

“Do you know where he is now?” AJ asked.

“Well, Beta Andrew,” Coo-Coo (her nickname) replied, “He’s on the road somewhere. Even a deity can’t discern all on earth, but I CAN tell you that he’s alone.”

“We should send-out the ghost-critters and Flutters to search,” Linda suggested, “but where?”

“Hold-on!” Coo-Coo exclaimed, “I’m getting the sense Bell is alone, still, but has changed his appearance somewhat. He’s not far away.”

“Where?” Chris Earp asked.

“Juco is partially blocking the location,” she replied, “But within 20 miles.”

“We’ll send-out the ghost-critters and Flutters,” Boomer said, “We should prepare to ride.”

Unfortunately—the ghost-critters and Flutters were called too-late—because…

Episode 1—Scene 2… Less than 20 miles away from the New Castle Saloon… “What can I do for you, Mr. Bell?” Juco asked.

“Perchance change my identity and appearance?”

“I suppose that along with that you wish a completely new history as well.”

“That would be helpful—as long as my memory remains intact.”

“Will this appearance do?”

Milton Bell found himself standing—next to himself.

“Mr. Bell—meet Wilson James.”

Milton Bell becomes Wilson James ©JBoardman“Mr. Bell—meet Wilson James.”

And with that, Milton Bell was no longer himself.

Our story will be Continued…

About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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4 Responses to “I’m sorry—but Juco messed things up.”

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    He is a slippery devil! But did I miss a chapter?

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