Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 7

It’s afternoon when I ride into Tombstone. It feels like a lifetime has gone by since I was last here, but the town looks the same. Dust, sagging, unpainted buildings, signs creaking in the wind. Maybe it was a lifetime. A lot happened after we left here. Getting...

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 6

I never do see any sign of pursuit from either the Yaquis or Ike and his idiot partner. Maybe they all bled to death from throwing knives at each other. Coyote and I head north for the border. I’m still broke but I have my pistols and my hat back. That’s what counts....

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 5

The six of them settle in to some serious drinking then. As the bottles get lighter, the mood does too. There’s yelling and laughing, even some snatches of song from Ike and Luke, though those usually end after a verse or two with the men arguing about what the words...

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 4

The last time I saw Ike Clanton was after the gunfight at the OK corral. He was studded with cactus thorns and headed to jail. I figured he’d be hanged by now. Did he escape? And what is he doing here? Instead of shooting Ike on the spot, or maybe running out and...

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 3

The Yaquis didn’t make much effort to hide their trail. Probably they figured there was no chance I was getting loose and coming after them. They’re going to regret that little bit of carelessness. I find myself wondering something. Why go to the all trouble of...

Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner – chapter 2

Flame leaps from the end of the Winchester and the rifle bucks in the old man’s hands. Something hot and painful stripes across my wrist. I holler and jerk my hand back. Hold it up and count the fingers. Look for blood. It’s my lucky day. Only a little blood and I...

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