I’ve been working on a manuscript for some time now. A futuristic literary rodeo. A reinvented apocalyptic tall tale. An Old West story set in a future of outlandish characters, untrustworthy aliens, murderous robots, and one deadly pathogen bent on extinguishing humanity. Here’s a quick excerpt brought to you by our hero, the roughest, toughest Candy Ann Darling, and her sidekick, Suzanne…
Candy looked from the road to Suzanne and then back. “Is that what we’re talking about now? Even you don’t believe that a good plan would have saved Kid.”
“Well then, you shot at me and ruined my good hat,” Suzanne said.
Candy tipped her head at the horizon ahead of them. “That I did.”
“You shot at me,” Suzanne demanded.
“Your hat was ugly then and it looks better now. What do you want from me?”
“I want to know if you was trying to kill me.”
Candy smiled, exposing her missing tooth. “Are you asking me if I miss, Suzanne?”