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8/24/2008

100 Word Challenge - Faster

The following is in response to the 100 Word Challenge authored by the mercurial Velvet Verbosity. The word is "faster".

"Draw, old man."
"That's okay, son. I'll wait on you."
"Hah, old man. You're gonna die."
"I been here before, boy. I'll be here again."
"Yer too old and too slow, old man."
"We'll see boy. I'm gonna give you one more chance. Drop yer gun and walk on over to the calaboose over yonder."
"No sir, I ain't goin'. Let's get this done!!"
The boy drew his gun, lightning quick, but his shot went high and wide. The sheriff's shot, slower and more deliberate, was dead center.
"He's dead, sheriff."
"Damn young bucks never learn ... better ain't always faster."

25 comments:

jientje said...

"Slower and more deliberate"
I like that!

warriorwoman said...

Speed will get you there but know-how will win you the prize.
I get it Lou.

tiff said...

Lou, you are an artist of words.

Christy said...

Calaboose?

I love when someone that writes dialogue as well as you throws in a vocab word.

You know I can't do this one, right?

Only think of one thing?

I need my hubby home!

www.ayewonder.com said...

Very true, Lou. And well said.

Hyphen Mama said...

You're right... better ain't always faster!

ConverseMomma said...

"I've been here before. I'll be here again."

This line is absolute genius, and simply the story of my life.

Love this!

LceeL said...

jientje: *raises left eyebrow*

warriorwoman: Yes, you do.

tiff: thank you, Darlin'.

Christy: I'm so sorry I can't help you there.

ayewonder: Thank you, Mike.

hyphen mama: You ARE talking about gunfighting, right?

conversemomma: Thank you. Sometimes the strangest and most unexpected things just touch us right.

Patsy said...

Interesting -- would never have thought of a western gun fight for faster. Definately fits. I know you don't need me to say it, but good job. :)

Joyce-Anne said...

That was great. A nice take on the 100 word challenge vocabulary word. Thanks for the fabulous read.

LceeL said...

Patsy: Thanks, Patsy: You're sweet. I really had to think about this one - all of the steamy stuff I could think of was just too obscene.

Joyce-Anne: And thank you - for the really nice compliment.

moneythoughts said...

Gun Smoke: it felt real.

jientje said...

Can you do that?

LceeL said...

moneythoughts: Thanks, Fred.

jientje: Are you referring to - quick draw? - slow and deliberate? or - raising the left eyebrow?

jientje said...

Mmmm, maybe not in that same order?

LceeL said...

jientje: You are going to make me blush.

Melissa said...

What a great scene! I can totally see it.

And slow and deliberate is much better. :)

Sandy C. said...

Hehe, I had a feeling your "Faster" post would be along these lines :) Love it! Faster isn't always better, indeed....for many things ;)

maggie's mind said...

Made me smile. Loved this. Kind of made me think of the paintball story post from awhile back, too.

Nicole said...

Pretty bloody :)!

secret agent mama said...

I sooooooooooooo love this, Lou...

Velvet Verbosity said...

Wait, how did I miss commenting on this?

Great piece!

Ashlie- MommyCosm said...

This was great. I feel so out of my league after reading some of these!

MRMacrum said...

I know of a Vice President who should probably read this.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

One word for your 100 = SUPERB!