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Bobby Fix-It Dances with the Sheriff: The Billy the Kid Saga Continues

Updated on February 10, 2016

There Has Been a Change of Plans

Blame this on my friend Mike. I had fully intended for this to be the final chapter. I have plans on making this an eBook series and I wanted to get busy with that project, so the HP version was going to end today.

But then Mike asked me if I would be willing to continue since he’s enjoying it so much, and I have a real hard time saying no to friends who ask so nicely….so….

This series will continue for a little while. How long I know not, so Mike, don’t be surprised when it does finally end. From here on it’s pure gravy for you, Mike. And thank you for liking it so much.

When last we visited Bobby Fix-It, he was following a crooked sheriff around town. He had discovered that the sheriff was having an extra-marital affair in addition to demanding protection money of the town businesses. Bobby is getting ready to fix matters in that unique style he has.

And away we go!

Where Sheriff Wyman made his mistake
Where Sheriff Wyman made his mistake | Source

REFLECTIONS

Bringing down the powerful really isn’t that hard. They really make it easy for someone who is determined. Their egos are their Achilles, simple as that. They are convinced they are untouchable, that the common people would never dream of bringing them down. It’s been my experience that nobody is untouchable, not the Russian mob, not the Mexican drug cartel and certainly not some two-bit sheriff in a Wyoming town no larger than a dot on a map.

Sheriff Wyman thought wrong in this case. He was going down, and the instrument of his demise was a transplanted New York Irish mutt who never could stomach the bullies of this world and who refused to play by the rules. My old man told me when you’re in a street fight, everything within reach is a weapon and all rules are suspended. Follow those truths and you just might live to see another birthday.

My buddy Ray Atkins, owner of the Fire Pit, my favorite watering hole, placed another Bud in front of me and sat down. Ray’s a good guy. He’s a friend of mine. Enough said.

“Is the sheriff still squeezing you?” I asked him. Sheriff Wyman was taking “protection” money from local businesses. Ray paid it for quite some time, silently playing the game, but now times were tough and he couldn’t keep it up, not and continue paying his wife’s medical bills. I knew the answer to my question but I had to hear it one last time before I set my plan in motion.

“Yep, the bastard comes in like clockwork, takes his money, winks and leaves.”

“Okay. Well, don’t worry about it anymore. I suspect the sheriff is about to see the error in his ways.”

Ray looked at me for a few counts, tipped back his micro-piss beer and took a healthy slug.

“What are you planning, Bobby?”

I killed my beer and winked at him.

“Me? I’m just a ranch gofer. What the hell makes you think I’m planning anything?”

I slapped him on the shoulder and took my leave. Dawn was waiting at home with the promise of roast duck and sex, not necessarily in that order.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

What I told Ray is true in a limited scope. I am just a hired hand on a local ranch, but I’m also a former street urchin who can’t abide by the strong taking advantage of the weak. It just doesn’t set well with me. I can abide by a certain amount of shit piled on me, but try to pile it on my friends or loved ones and, well, things usually turn ugly. The only reason the sheriff was upright at that moment was because Dawn, the mother of my soon-to-be-delivered child, asked me to mellow out a bit and cut back on the violence. As you might suspect, that made dealing with the likes of Sheriff Wyman a bit more difficult.

Dawn had the duck on the table when I walked into our cabin. I swear, there are times when the sun shines through the window just right, and washes over Dawn, and it’s like the heavens have opened up and the angles are smiling on me. I never knew that feeling until I met Dawn. A man would be a fool to ignore something like that, and daddy didn’t raise no fool.

I kissed her, kissed her stomach, felt our baby reaching out for a handshake, washed the ranch shit from my hands and ate dinner with my lover. Dawn may not be a gourmet cook, but her food sticks to your ribs, and she gets such a pleasure out of pleasing that it tastes like the best damned food ever cooked. I told her about my day but that’s not what she was interested in hearing.

“What about Sheriff Wyman? What are you planning?

So I told her, and when I was finished she approved, which means death was not a part of the plan.

“Just you stay safe, Bobby. Do that and I’m fine with the rest.”

I spent the rest of the evening typing up the letters and addressing the envelopes. I gathered up what I would need for my plan to succeed, kissed Dawn, tucked her in for the night, and headed out the door at ten-thirty with a backpack slung over my shoulder and my Glock tucked in my belt.

On the road to Wyman's for the showdown
On the road to Wyman's for the showdown | Source

Sheriff Wyman’s Home

In most cases like this, first place goes to the bold. Boldness elicits surprise and surprise elicits delay, and any New York street rat will tell you that delay will get you killed. My daddy believed in that as does his son. I doubted very much if the sheriff had ever given it a thought.

Wyman lived a mile out of town in a two-story log cabin that sat on fifty acres. He wasn’t a rancher but liked to think of himself as such. He had a few head of cattle and a couple horses, just enough for appearances but not so many as to require help taking care of them. His cabin sat back from the main road about two-hundred yards with Ponderosa Pines blocking any view from the road. His nearest neighbor was a good quarter-mile away. In other words, he was a sitting duck for the bold.

Another of my daddy’s beliefs….hit first, hit hard, show no mercy. Turf fights have no rules and this was just a glorified battle over turf.

I parked my truck on a logging access road, tucked it in among the trees, grabbed my backpack and commenced walking the five-hundred yards to Wyman’s property. The clouds covered the moon, providing perfect cover as I strolled along, going over it all in my mind. Picture your moves then execute them…another of daddy’s pearls of wisdom.

When I reached Wyman’s driveway I pulled the ski mask over my face, checked that the safety was off on the Glock and strolled up to and on his porch without a care in the world. Lights were on, one upstairs and one down. No other car in the driveway but the Sheriff’s department-issue. All was going according to the script in my mind.

I knocked on the door and waited. Five seconds went by before I heard footsteps approaching. No way the wife answers the door, not that late at night, not with an alpha male in residence, and again it happened just as I planned. The door cracked open an inch and then I put my foot into it, good push with the hips, door meets sheriff’s face and knocks him ass over teakettle with me following. I had his hands duct-taped before he could focus his eyes. Ten seconds from knock on the door to Wyman tied up and helpless. Ten seconds and his life takes a decided turn for the worse.

I slapped a piece of tape over his mouth and gave him a good kick in the ribs to keep him occupied while I introduced myself to Mrs. Wyman. She was upstairs in bed. I entered her bedroom, leading with the Glock, caught her completely by surprise and silenced her with a finger to my lips.

“Mrs. Wyman, your husband is tied up downstairs. There is absolutely no reason for either of you to get hurt tonight. All you have to do is follow instructions. Do you understand?”

She nodded and asked who I was.

“Obviously we’re not going to exchange names, Mrs. Wyman. Mine isn’t important. I’m only here to deliver a message. Now I’m going to tape your hands so you don’t do anything stupid, and then we’re going downstairs and join your husband. I beg you please, don’t fight me or try to run. This will all be over in ten minutes and then you and your husband can go back to your regular lives.”

She was a good-looking woman, maybe forty, maybe a little less than that. She kept herself in shape, hour-glass figure, toned muscles, short dark brown hair in a page-boy cut, a trophy wife for the town’s power broker…..and she was noticeably frightened and more than willing to follow my lead. I tied her up and led her downstairs.

See no evil, hear now evil
See no evil, hear now evil | Source

The Plan in Action

I sat them both down at the kitchen table. The sheriff was not in a good mood. The wife was resigned to the fates.

“Here’s the thing, Wyman,” I told him. “You’ve been squeezing some of my friends for protection money. That shit is about to stop. Now I’d love to chat with you about it, and appeal to your kinder nature, but I don’t think you have one. People like you, Sheriff, think you can do whatever you want to do and to hell with the consequences. Well, the consequences are about to bite you in the ass.”

I pulled out a photo and a letter and placed them on the table. I could see in the sheriff’s eyes he recognized the photo. Realization that his life was about to change quickly passed over his face.

“Mrs. Wyman, that’s a picture of your husband coming out of a motel room with another woman. Her name is Crystal Anderson. She’s a waitress at the Hungry Horse Café and she lives on Etheridge Street. I don’t know how long your husband has been screwing her, but just between you and I, he’s a fool. I’ll let you decide how you’re going to deal with that matter.

“The letter on the table there, that’s a copy of a letter that I sent to the major newspapers and television stations in the state. In that letter I explained, Wyman, that you’ve been extorting local businesses. Now I don’t have any proof but I really don’t need any. Once those newshounds get the scent of a scandal they don’t stop, and I suspect you don’t have many friends in the news business. I also sent a copy to your relatives, the district attorney and the judge, and to the state attorney general. It’s my experience if you kick enough beehives, sooner or later someone is going to get stung. I’m betting that someone is you, Sheriff.”

I got up from the chair, took a lead-weighted sap from my backpack, and placed it on the table.

“Mrs. Wyman, I wish you good luck. I suspect you’ll need it. If it were me, I’d beat this sonofabitch to within an inch of his life. Just don’t kill him or you end up doing more time than he will.”

I untied her and walked out the front door. Dawn was keeping the bed warm for me, and I wanted to wake her up and tell her I had kept my promise. Nobody died.

The Next Day

I walked into the Fire Pit the next day after work. Ray saw me, grabbed a Bud and joined me at the table.

“Did you hear the news, Bobby?” he asked. “Sheriff Wyman had the shit beat out of him last night. He’s still in the hospital with six broken bones. Word has it he heard a sound outside his home, went out to investigate and some guy jumped him and beat him half to death.”

I took a sip of the brew. Damn, that tasted good.

“That’s a damned shame, Ray. I guess the sheriff won’t be around to collect for awhile. Sooner or later, guys like that get what’s coming to them.”

Ray studied me long and hard.

“You don’t look too surprised, Bobby. Almost like you know something I don’t know. Did you have anything to do with that incident?”

“Me, Ray? I’m just a ranch worker. I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. Dawn will tell you I was home all night long, cuddling with my honey. I will tell you, though, that I’m not going to shed a tear over the sheriff’s problems. Seems to me he had it coming. Now, are you going to keep jabbering, or can you manage to go get me another beer?”

“Coming right up! I think, from now on, I’m going to call you Bobby Fix-it!”

“Call me anything you want. Just get me that damned beer.”

See You Next Week

I’ll be back next week with another installment in the Billy the Kid Chronicles. Mike, the next one’s for you.

2016 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Bill Holland 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Shannon, the ideas just appear from nowhere. I'm just glad they do or I'd be a lonely old man watching Wheel of Fortune. LOL

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      shanmarie 17 months ago

      So far, this one is my favorite! LOL I like this particular brand of justice. Living might just seem a worse fate than dying to the nor-so-poor sheriff.

      I don't know how you keep coming up with the ideas, but sure glad you do!

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      Bill Holland 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks a lot, Larry! Welcome back!

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      Larry Rankin 19 months ago from Oklahoma

      Very entertaining.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Aww, thanks Sha! I'm enjoying this series as much as everyone else. I just get out of the way and let Billy tell his own story.

      Thanks for riding along, dear friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 20 months ago from Central Florida

      What a brilliant plan! I doubt the sheriff will ever let it get out that it was his wife who beat the shit out of him. I wonder if they'll stay together. Hmm. At least now the town is free of his bullying tactics.

      Love this episode, Bill. I'm so glad you were talked into letting Billy Fix-It hang with us a bit longer.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Mel. I'll be talking to Bobby tomorrow. I'll ask him about the stucco work. :)

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      Mel Carriere 20 months ago from San Diego California

      Thanks to our friend the Poolman for keeping Bobby Fix-it alive to repair our little problems. Does he do stucco work too? Great story as always!

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Maybe it won't shine on the sheriff, Deb, but all the rest will be feeling the love. :) Good to see you as always.

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      Deb Hirt 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      As the old saying goes, all's well that ends well. Sounds like it was a fine day to me and the sun will shine again tomorrow.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lawrence! Have a great weekend, my friend!

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      Lawrence Hebb 20 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      As the song says "Can't get no satisfaction!" Great story!

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I agree with you, Lawrence. In a civilized society we can't do the things we wish we could. LOL What mayhem we would have if we were all like Billy.

      Thank you sir!

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      Lawrence Hebb 20 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Bill

      I think the reason we love these kind of stories, Billie deals with issues the way we would love to!

      So glad the episodes are continuing.

      Lawrence

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rasma! I'm so glad so many have enjoyed this series.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Always something to capture the attention and keep it all through the story. Looking forward to more.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Bill. I'm having fun with this and I can't see any reason to stop right now. Have a wonderful week. Stay warm and safe.

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      Bill De Giulio 20 months ago from Massachusetts

      Bill, every chapter you give to us just makes us want this continue. Looking forward to the next installment. I hate bullies so I think the sheriff got what he deserved. Have a great week

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Kona! It's always nice to see you.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      He does for sure, Aesta, but I decided to let him live. :) Thank you for visiting again. You are appreciated.

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      June Parker 20 months ago from New York

      I loved the ending to this chapter of the "Bobby Fix-it" saga. Well written as usual with the scumbag sheriff getting his dues.

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      Mary Norton 20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Bobby Fix-It is really imaginative with how he resolved the issue with the Sheriff. I have a viivid picture os how Mrs. Wyman gave it to her husband...huh, he deserves more...looking forward to what Bobby will do next.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Vellur! I guess I'll do exactly that.

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      Nithya Venkat 20 months ago from Dubai

      You should keep the series going, great read. Wonder what will happen next.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Flourish, I suspec the sheriff will be looking for a new job soon. :) Thanks for following along and Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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      FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

      Excellent! I wonder if the beating will do any good in changing that scoundrel lawman's ways.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Perhaps, Michael my friend, I should change my name for protection purposes. :)

      It is always an honor to have you stop by and comment. Thank you and blessings always!

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      Michael-Milec 20 months ago

      Bill my friend, you would need more prayers of protection. Someone soon might discover that you are revealing their secret life, only names are changed. Nothing harmful shall come close to you. You need to continue writing happy and healthy and we your readers need to feast on unexpected surprises for long time...

      Peace and blessings.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Shyron! I'm enjoying this series, so I'm really doing myself a favor by continuing. :) Have a wonderful day and blessings to you always.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Ann, our first grandchild is due in April. I'm already tired just thinking about it. LOL Rest up, my friend, and thank you so much for always being here.

      bill

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Bill, I am so glad you are continuing this, and I love what Bobby did to the sheriff "just deserts served just in time with bee stings on his behind"

      I am loving this episode.

      Thank you Mike (mckbirdbks) I am glad the series will continue.

      Blessings to you both Bill and Mike

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      Ann Carr 20 months ago from SW England

      I like the way he dealt with that; very satisfying! Bobby is learning fast.

      Glad you've been persuaded to write a few more of these, bill. They're always worth reading, as are all your hubs.

      Hope you're enjoying your day; I'm exhausted after two days with my 5 year old grandson - swimming, walking on the beach, finding lighthouses, playing.... exhausting!

      I'm taking him home tomorrow! I love him to bits but it's good to have a rest.

      Ann :)

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Buildreps, I thank you! I'll keep it going and we'll see where Bobby leads us.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Alicia, I can't promise he's completely changes, but he is trying. Thank you!

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      Buildreps 20 months ago from Europe

      I wasn't very quickly reading this wonderful series, billybuc, but I enjoyed it as never before. Please don't stop! I beg you :) Have a wonderful day my very gifted friend.

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      Linda Crampton 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm very glad that you're continuing the series, Bill. I'm also glad that Bobby has discovered a new way to solve problems!

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Genna, you have gotten so much delight from this series, and provided so much support. Thank you very much.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Eric, I don't consider Billy to be a bad man, so I'll gladly ride alongside you. :) Thanks buddy!

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, I'm so glad you are enjoying it. We'll keep it going as time allows. Thank you, my friend.

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      Genna East 20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I, for one, am grateful to Mike for his influence in continuing the story. Thank you Mike and Bill. :-) I loved this line (among others): "Their egos are their Achilles, simple as that. They are convinced they are untouchable.." So very true. And it's an adage that is played out in this series more than once. I was curious to see what all the letters were about, "I don’t know how long your husband has been screwing her, but just between you and I, he’s a fool. Just don’t kill him or you end up doing more time than he will.” Lol; very smooth, very cool...as was Bobby's solution to the problem. This series is just filled with delightful, clever and entertaining writing. :-)

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      Eric Dierker 20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Life ain't easy. No body expects the hell in this world. Some are born into it and some gravitate instinctively. But I ain't never had a hankerin to pray for some sun of a bitch that had it coming. I reckon I am a bad man with some good in me. I reckon Billy be that way to.

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      Linda Lum 20 months ago from Washington State, USA

      I wondered, as I read this, if the broken ribs were from the initial kick by Billy, or if trophy wife got a bit of justice of her own. (Damn, broken ribs DO hurt something fierce!!). Sheriff won't be laughing at anything for a long time. This series could go on forever and I wouldn't complain.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you John! I really am having fun with this one, and I'm also enjoying changing it into a novella.

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      John Hansen 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Good for Mike, convincing you to keep the series going a little longer. There has never been a dull moment in this journey of Billy /now Bobby which is not something many can claim. I love the new leaf he has turned over and his new way of doing things as Bobby Fix-it. A very satisfying outcome for the sheriff. Great stuff.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, a project for Huffington Post? I hope to hear more about it...congrats! It doesn't surprise me one bit.

      Thank you as always, and Bobby thanks you as well.

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      Janine Huldie 20 months ago from New York, New York

      Sorry so late today Bill, but I was working all day on a new project with Huffington Post and then did a bit of writing before my kids got home. But finally here and just so happy to see that Booby Fix-It is living on a for a bit longer. Definitely not surprised and you truly are a wonderful write, but also one hell of a friend, too! Wishing you now a great rest of the day!! :)

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Bill. I'm having great fun writing this.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Zulma, I think the wife is resting with a certain amount of satisfaction, knowing those broken ribs take a long time to heal. :) Thank you as always.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike, you are now a ranch hand at the Circle T Ranch.

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      William Leverne Smith 20 months ago from Hollister, MO

      Continued good fun and rugged story telling. Love it!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 20 months ago from United Kingdom

      Sweet. I love how Bobby has employed Billy's hard-learned lessons in a more sophisticated manner. I wonder if the wife was the one who gave him those broken bones. I can't imagine the sheriff would have ratted her out if she did. Hahaha.....Brilliant.

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      Old Poolman 20 months ago

      That would be much appreciated Bill.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Pop, that's a nice problem to have. Thank you very much.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I think I can do that, Mike. LOL

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      breakfastpop 20 months ago

      Billy,

      You are not going to be able to top this series. It's just so good.

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      Old Poolman 20 months ago

      If you include me in the story Bill please make me a good guy.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Dora. I wanted to show that duplicity of nature in him....many of my characters show both sides of the coin, so to speak

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you for your kind words, Swalia. I'll be by to read your latest very soon.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I love it, Manatita....the Zen of the thriller genre. :) Thank you sir!

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you very much, Ruchira! It is satisfying that so many people are enjoying this.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Marlene, that one was for all the women who have wanted to do the same thing. LOL Thank you and I'll have a new one for you next week.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Monkey. I wanted to make sure the scorned wife had a chance at payback. Beware of a woman scorned. :)

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I appreciate that, Venkatachari M....and more you shall receive. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, your wish is my command. Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you like the kinder, gentler Bobby.

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike, that kind of complement will keep this story going for a few weeks. LOL Thank you very much. I'm working on the next chapter as we speak. Maybe I'll include a character named MIke just for you.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Crazy how Billy so rough could hold such tender love (for Dawn) in his heart. I' wondering if he's one of a kind.

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      Shaloo Walia 20 months ago

      You are such a talented story-writer. Looking forward to the next in the series!

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      manatita44 20 months ago

      Awesome plans, plot and story-telling. Action in inaction. It's a bit like mastering Zen. Fast-moving! Flows well. Excellent job!

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      Ruchira Khanna 20 months ago

      Interesting twists, Bill

      Another series unfolds :)

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      Marlene Bertrand 20 months ago from Northern California, USA

      That was so satisfying.

      I like how Billy left a "tool" for the Mrs. and urged her to use it as she saw fit. It looks like she had a good handle on it. I'm loving this series and thanking your friend Mike for encouraging you to continue.

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      RoadMonkey 20 months ago

      Love it! And the alpha male couldn't admit his wife beat 7 bells out of him!!! Make sure you let us know when it's an ebook. I think I have missed a chapter, so must look for it.

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      Venkatachari M 20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting story with exciting twists and incidents taking place. Would like to read more of this series.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      All installments in this series are really good but this tops them all. And, I agree with the above statement. You should be famous, I have a feeling you will be someday, and all your hubber friends can say that we knew you back when. I do hope you will continue until the baby arrives and possibly watch her grow up. Hee.

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      Old Poolman 20 months ago

      Bill my friend, I am deeply appreciative of your efforts to continue this great series.

      As a wannabe short story writer, I always admire and appreciate the efforts of those as skilled as yourself.

      When I think about the dozens, or hundreds, of twists and turn this story could have taken, I am impressed with your choice. I would imagine many possibilities went through your head before you decided on this one.

      You are very talented and I am proud to call you my friend.