by Harry B. Sanderford
Julie made her living getting shot three times a day at Six Gun Territory. Scooter always warned Sherriff Handsome just before Julie got the drop on him and the Sheriff would always wheel, firing up above the saloon where Julie would clutch her breast and stumble off the roof right into the horse trough. Julie understood folks expected to see the sheriff shoot the bad guy and taking a dive at a horse trough sure beat danglin' on the end of a rope. All in all Julie liked her job but like most folks, you could say she had some regrets. She never rode off into the sunset like a real cowpoke, never once got to leap her horse from a moving boxcar or pull her kerchief up over her face and pester the law abiding depositers of some unsuspecting First Bank and most of all, Julie never, ever, got to kiss Viola Softerkisses the resident rodeo sweetheart. She wasn't giving up entirely on being the one to get the girl though, at today's 3:00 show Julie was shooting that loud-mouth Scooter.
6S - C1
Harry B. Sanderford, author of Swine Actor's Guild, is a Central Florida surfing cowboy who'd sooner spin yarns than mend fences.