Cold Winter Night

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Cold Winter Night

Post by Scattercat » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:23 pm

It was a cold, hard night when Eli Walston came back from the grave. Suitable, I reckon, as Eli was as cold and hard a whoreson as ever I hung from a tree. I rode out to meet him.

"Victor."

"Eli. Cold night fer it."

He shrugged.

"Settle this over drinks and cards?"

"No."

I scratched under my hat. "One thing I cain't figger, Eli."

"What's that?"

"Why're you so anxious for my company? You shot at me fer a reason."

"Sonuvabitch." Eli paused. "Cards and whiskey, you said?"

"Trixie'll stay open if'n I ask."

Eli nodded. "Cold out, anyhow."

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Re: Cold Winter Night

Post by strawman » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:48 pm

Magnificent!
Bravo!
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Re: Cold Winter Night

Post by Scattercat » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:34 am

You like the undead cowboys, then?

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Re: Cold Winter Night

Post by Thomas Daulton » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:21 am

I guess I'm not sure I get it... is this Brokeback Zombie Mountain?? For some reason reminds me of "Ninja Scroll", where the metrosexual villain comes back from the dead...
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Re: Cold Winter Night

Post by Scattercat » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:55 pm

There can be sexual tension if you like. Mostly it's just "I've come back from the grave to kill you" countered with "But then we'd both be dead together forever." Plus zombie cowboys.

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Re: Cold Winter Night

Post by Loof » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:20 am

I gotta agree, zombie cowboys rock.

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Re: Cold Winter Night

Post by Wedge » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:55 pm

I like it. It balances the deep, inexplicable enmity found in all good westerns combined with cowboy poetry practicality. Also zombies.

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Re: Cold Winter Night

Post by strawman » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:56 am

Cowboy Zombies, the missing link in the evolutionary tree of Clowns.
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"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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