Billy the Kid Has Double the Trouble: The Short Story Continues

Updated on October 3, 2017

Welcome Back

I sure do appreciate you following along.

Billy lives in a world none of us will ever know. Heck, it may not exist at all, but that’s what makes it enjoyable. There are all kinds of justice. This story highlights Billy’s justice system. You won’t find it in the Constitution or for that matter any jurisprudence text…but it’s highly effective.

So let’s see what our anti-hero is up to this week.

Goodbye to Iowa
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Poor Planning

While Genna was cleaning her wounds I was left to move two bodies into a car and then change two tires. Poor planning on my part. If I’d thought it through I would have never slashed those tires before killing Jake and his goon. Oh well, thems the breaks, as they say in the Hood.

Two slashed tires and one spare. I was cussing myself a blue streak as I contemplated the latest problem. The snow drifted down with renewed vengeance. The cold infiltrated my coat and set my teeth to chattering. Two slashed tires and one spare. Jesus H. Christ! Christ on a crutch, my old man would say. Whatcha going to do now, you crazy Mick bastard? This had always been my problem, react first and think second. You’d think, just once, I’d get it right and use my brain first.

There’s no fixin’ the unfixable! Another of my old man’s sayings. The bodies would have to go in our car. The disabled car would have to sit in the driveway while we took care of immediate concerns. I could explain away a disabled car. There was no way to shuck and jive a cop about two bodies with my bullets in them.

I grabbed Jake by his wrists and pulled him outside, down the steps, sixty feet across the yard to our car. I opened up the trunk as sweat poured off me and snow whitened my hair. I wrestled him up over the bumper, pushed, shoved, cussed and cajoled until he was tucked nice and neat inside, then slammed the damn trunk shut. One down, the light one. His buddy was considerably bigger but there was no getting around the inevitable. It had to be done.

Sixty feet back to the porch, into the house, grab the big bastard by the wrists and start the second wrestling match with the dead. The good news is my heart was pounding and his never would again. The bad news, well, there was so much of it I refused to concentrate on it. I got him to the porch when Genna emerged from the bathroom and joined me there. Just then a bug buzzed by my ear. Strange, I thought, a bug in December, middle of a snowstorm. Then another plucked at the sleeve of my jacket.

Bullets….silencer…it’s one of those times when memory kicks in immediately….Hawthorne Street, 2002, shootout between two drug dealers, you don’t forget that buzzing sound. I looked out into the yard and saw some big mother approaching from the road, arm extended, fully intent on blowing my damn head off. Time slows in those situations. I clearly saw the car parked along the road, clearly saw his buddy stepping out of the driver’s side. Two hostiles approaching, drop the wrists, grab Genna and dive into the house just as another bullet hit the doorframe. I slammed the door shut.

From the frying pan into the fire.

Genna realizes she has some serious problems
Genna realizes she has some serious problems

The Bad Guys Never Forget

You can take that to the bank, my friends. The bad guys have long memories. Do them a bad and they will hunt you down until the end of time. My quick glimpse at the two gorillas approaching the house told me Russians. They had the classic eastern European look to them, plus they were shooting Makarov pistols, the favorite weapon of Ivan, their former boss, who I had gunned down a few months earlier in Washington Heights, splattering his brainpan across the pirozhki he was eating in Petra’s Café.

For whatever reason, the thought crossed my mind that I wouldn’t be making it to work by eight-thirty.

Genna was holding onto my arm. I could feel her shaking. I knew the feeling.

“Is there ever a day, Billy, when someone isn’t shooting at you?”

“Hey, that’s not fair. We’ve had a good month of tedium before today. Granted, this one is a dandy but hey, one out of thirty? That’s not bad. Now, I’d love to chat further, but right now I think I need to take care of our unwanted guests.”

What were the odds? Her pissed-off husband and the Russians on the same day; I half-expected to see the Mexicans pull into the driveway to join in the festivities.

Another of those lessons from my crazy-Mick father came to mind. “Billy,” he once told me. “When the pricks have you cornered and your escape route is gone, strap on some balls and take it to the bastards. Crazy will beat skilled any damn day.” I doubted the vodka-swilling Neanderthals outside were skilled marksman. The Russian mob doesn’t have basic training. Usually you are accepted into the mob if you meet two requirements: you are Russian and you are willing to kill. Simple as that. Swear allegiance and they hand you a Makarov. Decision-making is not their strong suit. Military tactics are for trained soldiers and not the Russians.

Take it to the bastards. Crazy beats skilled.

Swift Response

I pulled out my Glock, checked to make sure I had a full load and kissed Genna on the forehead.

“Stay down. I’ll be right back.”

I took a quick peek out the front window. The two idiots were grouped together, three feet apart, walking towards the house with guns extended, about fifteen feet between them and us. Now or never. I yanked open the door, extended arm and gun and started firing. The element of surprise is worth one second at worst, two seconds if you’re lucky. I was lucky. They never expected the door to open. They sure as hell never expected one-hundred and eighty pounds of crazy Irish to approach them shooting. My first bullet gut-shot the guy on the left. The second bullet missed. Damn adrenaline. The third hit the guy on the right in the arm. Three more bugs buzzed by me. Mister Gut-Shot was down. My head shot kept him down. Fifteen degree turn to the right, blow out the heart of the second guy. Elapsed time, six seconds, five bullets, one miss.

Take a deep breath. Assess the damage. The countryside was quiet. The snow continued to fall. The door behind me opened and Genna rushed to me. Her arms wrapped around my waist.

“Oh my God, you are a crazy Mick bastard. Oh, shit, you’re bleeding, Billy.”

True enough. Evidently, one of those bugs didn’t miss. The sight of my own blood jumpstarted my nerve-endings and my right arm started to throb. I checked it. I was grazed. It was bleeding like a stuck pig but I’d live.

“No time to worry about that now, Genna. We’ve got a few things we need to deal with, like four dead bodies and two cars, none of which we can explain away to the authorities.”

“So what do we do?” Damn, she was a beautiful woman. Her large eyes were pleading with me for an answer as the snow layered upon her caramel skin.

“Again with that damned question, Genna. Well, here’s the thing, darlin’. We can’t stay here. The best we can do is arrange the stage and make it look like a gunfight gone bad between your husband, his friend and the two Russians. Go pack the suitcases while I do my best to make this believable to the cops.”

Setting the Stage

Genna headed upstairs to pack. I spent ten minutes dragging Jake and his friend back into the house. I put my Glock in the hand of Jake’s friend, fit his finger around the trigger and pulled. The bullet went harmlessly into the kitchen cabinet. Next I took his gun and put it in my waistband. My gun was unregistered. For awhile it would look like Jake’s buddy had shot the Russians and Jake and died from return fire.

Next I went outside and picked up one of the Makarov pistols, took it back inside and shot Jake and his buddy with it. Took it back outside and put it next to the Russian. The snow was doing a fine job of covering the drag marks and footprints. To a sharp forensic team, what I was doing was merely a delay tactic. Once they found two types of bullets in Jake and his friend, suspicion would then turn to Genna and me, but we had used aliases so there would be another delay as they sorted it all out, if they ever did. I know this is hard to believe, but I’ve never been finger-printed. If the same was true of Genna then we just might tiptoe out of this cluster.

I checked the wallets of all four men. That netted us nine-hundred and forty bucks.

Was it perfect? Hell no, but my life was littered with imperfections. All Genna and I needed was time to put some distance between us and Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Time to hit the road again
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Bad Company

On the Road Again

By nine-thirty Genna and I were in our car leaving the scene. The snow continued to cover the carnage. From the road it simply looked like two cars parked. The bodies were already covered by a blanket of white, the sins of the morning disappearing from view.

“Where are we heading, Billy?”

“Well, evidently we didn’t go far enough west. How about we try the real west, Montana or Wyoming, one of those “ah shucks” states where guys wear cowboy boots and chew Red Man?

“Will the day ever come, Billy, when we don’t have to run?” Those damn eyes were pleading with me again.

“I don’t know, Genna. That’s the truth. All I know is the next time they send someone, they better send more than two. I’m slightly insulted by that last weak-assed attempt. Now let’s eat up some highway. We’ll take state highways instead of the interstate, straight across Iowa and Nebraska. We should be in Wyoming for breakfast.

Yes, It Will Be Continued

I’m too intrigued by this story to end it now. Let’s see how many bodies Billy can rack up as he sees the U.S.A., shall we? Thanks for stopping by, and if you see a crazy Mick bastard with a stunning black woman, it might be a good idea to give them a wide berth. Just sayin’

2015 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Look at you, Shanmarie, back for another episode. Thanks so much....yes, I do believe you have the score correct. LOL

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        shanmarie 2 years ago

        So what's the count? Billy 2, Russians 0. Billy 1, Mexicans 0. And I suppose her husband is no longer a.threat at least. . . .Unless you have some crazy Mick twists up your sleeve.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Well, Missy, you are catching up, and for that I am very grateful.

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        Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

        Oh, the unexpected twists of things. lol... Which makes me only continue on. I can't believe how far back I've become on this story. Boo on me!!!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Besarien, I had to research Zoe....perfect choice for Genna. Now to find a producer. :) Seriously, thank you for following along and I'm so glad you are enjoying this.

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        Besarien 2 years ago

        I haven't been reading these strictly in order, but it really doesn't matter at least from a flash fiction POV. These little installments are Hercules- plenty strong enough to stand on their own. The whole time I was convinced the Russians were going to have a spare in their trunk, BTW.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Flourish, you read my mind. :) Stay tuned!

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        FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

        Trouble sure finds these folks. Time for a change of scenery and maybe even disguises!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Evidently you do, Alicia. LOL Thank you so much.

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        Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Poor Genna and Billy! They have one scary adventure after another. I enjoy reading about them.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you Lawrence....the story is winding down for now...see you next week, my friend.

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        Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

        Bill

        This episode didn't disappoint! Like Billy I also half expected the Mexicans to turn up!

        Great storytelling that keeps us asking for more.

        Lawrence

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Aww, thanks, Zulma! I hadn't thought of the Chinese....hmmmm! LOL Stay tuned!

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        Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 2 years ago from United Kingdom

        Interesting. Genna's husband and the Russians showing up on the same day? Coincidence? I think not. Maybe there is a link between them.

        So let's look at the scorecard. Billy's got the Russians and the Mexicans after him. Genna had her husband looking for her, but he is now out of the picture. They are now on the run again. Since it's probably going to be local cops who investigate this, they should have a good head start since it's doubtful the police have vast experience in these types of situations.

        Out west, huh. Who could Billy piss off out there? Maybe the Chinese. Or the Mexicans will find him. How do you keep track of all this? Brilliant series. I am loving this.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        I'm glad you are enjoying this, Sparrow...thank you and Merry Christmas to you.

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        rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

        Amazing description and waiting to read the next one as it keeps on getting exciting and interesting. Merry Christmas and may God bless you!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        LOL....good advice, Deb. I'll remember that.

        Thanks as always!

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        Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        Oh, that was smokin'. Don't let that door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you emge! I appreciate you stopping by and I'm happy you enjoyed it.

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        Madan 2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

        This is an excellent story. First one I read, but the beginning to read more

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Marlene, he's the kind of guy I'd work real hard at being friends with. :) Glad you like it.

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        Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from USA

        That Billy's got some mad life skills. I'll tell you one thing... I'd rather be a friend than a foe.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you Angela! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Take care!

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        Mrs Angela A ThomasToure 2 years ago from United States

        Very interesting! ... This was my first read, I'll have to go back and read the previous stories now that Billy has my attention. So, although I am moving backwards, I do look forward to the next story. Have a great day and thanks for your contribution.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        drbj, I can hardly wait for that interview. Just be careful he isn't offended by any of your questions. :)

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        I gave up, Kristen, but thanks again.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Well, Suzette, most of us would never do so in real life. I was just in Walmart this afternoon and I'm not sure about those people. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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        drbj and sherry 2 years ago from south Florida

        Hi, Bill. You really got my attention with those 'bugs' plucking at Billy in the wintertime. You do know how to draw in your reader. I like this series so much that I'm interviewing the genuine Billy the Kid soon. For better or worse.

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        Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        My pleasure Bill. I just though it was odd. Hope you can fix it.

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        Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

        Bill, your protagonist is a good bad guy. He gets rid of the truly evil, that's why we like him. Great escapism literature! We all wish we could go out there with guns blazing but would never do so in real life! Lol!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        I'm glad you enjoyed it, Kristen. Thanks for letting me know about that capsule. No idea what happened; it was fine when posted. Sigh!

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        Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Great story, Bill. I like how you continued the storyline in this short story serial. I do have the Emotion Thesaurus and the companion book, the Amplifier, is free, too. Somehow your thoughts on writing capsule is left blank and next to set the stage. A glitch? Well done.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        The same to you, Mama! Thank you, my friend.

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        Karen A Szklany 2 years ago from New England

        Ha ha ha...I sure will give them a wide berth! :0)

        Happy holidays, Billy!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        He was about to, Buildreps, when the Russians showed up, so all he had to do was drag it back in the house. Thank you sir! I'm glad you are enjoying the story.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Suzette, it's interesting how many are enjoying this totally lawless short story. LOL I wonder what that says about society? I appreciate you following along, my friend.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        John, I don't think I've ever written about a wild car chase....hmmmmm! Thanks for dangling that carrot in front of me. :)

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Michael my friend, as with any of my writings, take what you need and leave the rest. :) Thank you for stopping by, my friend.

        blessings always

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Vellur, Billy and Genna thank you! More to come!

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        Buildreps 2 years ago from Europe

        Billybuc, well that is an amazing story! I loved it. How did he get that second heavy mother into the trunk? Or he didn't? Or did I missed it? :)

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        suzettenaples 2 years ago

        Where can these two go anywhere in the world and not be found? And the bodies keep stacking up. Never a dull moment in your stories. We are all hooked on this series. Just keep on writing. Looking forward to next week's story!

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        John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Well Bill, if you can rate a story by the number of dead bodies racked up...this is one hell of a story. Actually I am loving it...action packed, edge of the seat stuff. All we need now is a wild car chase...hint hint. Well done.

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        Michael-Milec 2 years ago

        Seeing it with the eyes of others... Valuable comments.

        Just as your story says 'On the Road Again'... Passing through, coming this far gives me choice going any direction; the journey is long and perhaps not as much of our days. We take the best of what you're serving, there is always some refreshment for everyone... anyway, its only a breakfast time...

        Have a blessed rainless days my friend.

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        Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

        I want to read what happens next are they going to keep running? Will there be more attacks and gunshots? Will Genna and Billy get together? So many questions! What next, eagerly waiting!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Dora, black she is, and a beauty too. :) I think Billy can handle anything that comes their way. Of course, even cats only have nine lives. :) Thank you!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        It really is, Bill. It's a fun creative writing exercise for me and it's an added bonus that people are looking forward to the next installment. Thanks for being here.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Aesta, I don't know if this pair will ever be safe, but we can hope, can't we? Thank you for following along. I'm glad you enjoy it.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Good choice for the lead, Rasma! I like it!!!!!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Ann, it's fun to suspend reality and just go with the flow in writing. Isn't that what movies do? I have the feeling Genna will be all right as long as she stays with Billy, but what do I know, right? :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

        bill

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        Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

        What do you know? Genna's black; she could be related to me. Like I mentioned before, I'm less fearful for Billy than he is. Fate seems to be on his side so far. I have to follow this to the end.

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        Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

        This was great Bill. Really has me looking forward to what happens next. This is turning out to be quite a little series you have going.

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        Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        I was happy when I saw this in G+. Am so engaged now , I just could not miss any part of this. I wonder what will happen to Billy and Genna. Hopefully they can really get lost in Montana.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

        I could just imagine an actor like Claude Van Damme in the role of Billy. Eagerly waiting for me.

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        Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

        He never gives up, does he?! Something has to happen sometime and it's getting me worried. I certainly feel sorry for the girl; 'bout time she had a break!

        Great stuff, bill. It's such a rollicking ride, this series of yours.

        Have a wild Wednesday!

        Ann

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Bill, I know you don't usually read this genre, so I'm flattered you are along for the ride. Thank you sir!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Ruby, that is a good strategy on your part. By the way, I love your new profile picture. :) Thank you!

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        William Leverne Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

        Loved it! Got by the slashed tires, and then the 'bugs' arrived. Never connected bullets from a silencer with a fly or bug... but made perfect sense, immediately! Good writing, for sure. Billy and Genna now face one of my favorite situations, again... how to 'disappear' into an entirely new place! Can it be done? Would it work? What criteria would it take? What fun! Can hardly wait... ;-)

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        Ruby Jean Richert 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

        If I see a beautiful black woman and a wild looking dude, I 'ain't gonna look at them, in fact I'm gonna cross the street! I loved this episode. See you next time.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        M Abdullah Javed, thank you so much. It's nice that others are enjoying my writing practice.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Shyron, I don't think Marlene has read this...or maybe early on she did. Recovering from surgery she is, so maybe she just isn't up to it....but thank you for the thought and I'm glad you like it.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Kona, Billy has so many problems I can't keep up with them and I'm the creator. LOL Thanks....so glad you enjoy it.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you Manatita. There is no resting in this story. It is not for the weak of heart of those who like their stories slow-paced.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Genna, thank you so much. I'm having so much fun suspending reality and writing this story. I want some of that luck Billy carries with him. :)

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Ahhhh....could be, Meg! Could be for sure. Now, how to plug that leak???

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Eric, you hit the nail on the head. This is one lucky Irishman so far. Thanks for following along, my friend. He's heading west...lock your doors.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Pop, you won't find Billy in a meeting trying to work things out. Lead is cheaper than talk for this boy. :) Thanks for being here.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you Larry! I'm so glad you think so.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Meg, I had to scramble around that tire issue. LOL I backed myself into a corner and that was my way out. Glad you approve. Stay tuned and thank you.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Linda, you just never know where this crazy Irishman is going to end up. All I can tell you is lock your doors at night. :)

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Thank you Carly! I'm just practicing my creative writing and delighted that others are enjoying it.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        I'm glad, DDE. Thanks for riding along.

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        muhammad abdullah javed 2 years ago

        What I know is Billy knows the future of Genna and it's going to be prosperous by all means. Looking forward for the same. Thanks for sharing an interesting read Bill Sir, Take Care.

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        Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

        Billy, this is really getting good, wonder if Marlene B has read it yet?

        She writes screen play and may want to write one for your saga of Billy and Genna.

        Please keep this going.

        Blessings and stay warm.

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        June Parker 2 years ago from New York

        Great way to get out of having to move 2 bodies in a car with 2 slashed tires. Glad the abuser Jake is gone, but he just might lead the Feds to Genna. Holy Christmas! This gets more interesting with each writing!

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        manatita44 2 years ago from london

        Ha ha. Lots of speculation. Good for Billy. I would drive as fast as I could and change cars, find us a cute little business joint, a pad to sleep and get a new job while we wait for the next gun smoke.

        This pace is even faster. This one is A few Dollars More or even Django with Franco Nero. Come to think of it, I think there was also a stranded woman in that one. Excellent work, Bro!

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        Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Oh noooooo. What a mess our duo is in now. There are car plates; reggies, and wallets (plus prints) that will ID the bodies, which means local and state police -- plus the Feds -- will become involved and relatively quickly. Will the Feds buy the staged scene? After all, there's a Miami-Dade County ADA stretched out on the farmhouse floor and those Russian mobster Neanderthals the Feds might well have in their databases. Can the Mexicans be far behind the Ruskies? The Russians happened upon the scene almost on the heels of Jake and company. Now see, this is what comes of excellent writing, Bill. We care so much about Genna and Billy, we are praying for a miracle for our beloved characters as they head west for gorgeous country. This is so exciting!

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        DreamerMeg 2 years ago from Northern Ireland

        Actually, on thinking it over, the fact that both sets of baddies arrived pretty much at the same time maybe points to both sides getting information from the same source?

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        Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Well it was in fact lucky one guy was fat and the car had two flats -- otherwise he may have been off dumping them when the Russians got there with Genna alone again. I'd say our Billy is lucky more than good,

        Just love this story, see you next week Billy.

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        breakfastpop 2 years ago

        The thing I love about Billy is that he is a problem solver!

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        Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

        Very exciting read!

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        DreamerMeg 2 years ago from Northern Ireland

        Well, Billy certainly got his exercise for the day, dragging dead bodies in and out! That's one way to get over two slashed tyres, wondered how you were going to do that! This is just wonderful. Really looking forward to the next episode. While his form of justice may not be on the statute books, it keeps him alive. :)

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        Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

        Bill, for the love of gravy, don't bring them out here. I live in a nice quiet little town. Billy almost made it this time, didn't he? Thanks for a good jump-start to the day.

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        CarlySullens 2 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

        So, I just jumped in your short story today. And what a way to open into this world. I need to go back and catch myself up, but I am delighted to have started here. Eager to see what happens next, eager to read what came before. ; )

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        Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        What could be stranger than that? You always keep me thinking what next? Interesting! I look forward to the next one.

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Sha, it's hard to imagine Genna on her own, but stranger things have happened in fiction. :) Thanks for dropping by during your busy week. Have a great Wednesday.

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        Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

        Billy, sure thinks quick on his feet, even if he does react first. Genna could easily go her own way now that her ex-husband is dead, but I doubt she will. How far west is far enough? Only Billy knows.

        I'm looking forward to whatever comes next. Billy definitely has my attention!

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        Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Happy Wednesday, Janine. It's fun suspending reality once a week. There are no rules in fiction and I love it.:) Thank you my friend.

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        Janine Huldie 2 years ago from New York, New York

        What a continuation here and definitely cannot wait to see what happens to Billy and Gemma next. Happy Wednesday, Bill and wishing you a great one, as always!!! ;)

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