Friday, November 04, 2016

Progress Report On The Trickster With The Sidewinder Gaze

November 4, 2016
  On April 27, 1874, Mickey Free rode into Camp Apache with the bloody severed head of the renegade warrior Pedro hanging from his saddle.

Daily Whip Out: "The Headhunter"

   It would not be the last head he delivered to the military authorities who paid a bounty for the grizzly trophies which they then placed on poles on the parade ground.

Daily Whip Out: "Mickey Free Delivers Another Head to San Carlos"

The seeds of this conflict were laid, long before in the mountains to the east of Arivaipa Canyon.

Daily Whip Out: "The Pinecone Quest"

A woman called Beauty would figure prominently in the forthcoming showdown between two former friends.

Daily Whip Out: "She Stood In The Clearing And Waited for Him"

   And of all the not-so-innocent bystanders, it was the former slave, Jim Young, who had to bear witness to the bloody showdown between them.

Daily Whip Out: " Jim Young Endures A Boatload of Angst"

   Did he understand the word "angst." Probably not. But he could spot futility at 500 rods.

Daily Whip Out: "Mickey Slithers Up A Side Canyon In The Moonlight"

   At the end of the trek, one man returned with the goods and it changed the history of the Southwest.

Daily Whip Out: "Mickey Returns With The Goods."

Daily Whip Out: "Mickey's Big Bad Jack"

   Where is all this going? Wish I knew.

Rough draft of title page

"El mundo es un panuelo."
—Old Vaquero Saying (The world is a handkerchief)

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