Wild West - Chapter 8 - Part 7 - 5 minute freewrite challenge

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3
Chapter 4

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 6

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Chapter 7

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Chapter 8

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Part 7

“We make a couple ordinary runs with the wheelbarrows and monitor what’s going on in the watchtowers, okay? I don’t believe there will ever be a time that they switch shifts and there’s nobody there, so we’ll have to find some blind spots. If you get a chance at it, go. Don’t try and wait for me or my order. They don’t have a record of us being related, and I intend to leave here today as well. We’ll meet in wherever they take this ore, okay?” James started to erase his drawing with his feet.

“Sure.” Tom helped him cover the rest of the remains of their scheme on the floor, then looked James directly in the eyes, his voice crackling. “If we part ways today, father, I want you to know you did nothing wrong. I would’ve done the same. I am happy for what little time we now spent together, and wouldn’t have it any other way. I want you to know you’ve done nothing wrong.” His eyes nearly watered a little.

“Don’t give me this bullshit!” James looked away and shook his head no, his eyes visibly tearing up. “You know yourself I’d do anything not to leave you behind when you were still sucking milk from your momma’s tit. I just saw no other way then, like you didn’t with little James. But now there is a way, okay?” James then looked Tom into his eyes. “I don’t intend on dying today. Or losing you. So shut the fuck up and let’s do this, okay?”

Disclaimer: The full story is in its unfinished state. All content is tentative to change.

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Previous writing prompts I have fulfilled:

Happy ending
#1 - Living off the grid
#3 - A young thief
#8 - A traitor from hell
#9 - Not alone
#10 - Millitary testing grounds
#13 - Bigfoot
#14 - And angel in love with a whore
#15 - Down the rabbit hole
#18 - Reborn as a 10 year old
#19 - A struggling door to door salesman
#24 - Rebellious talking food
#26 - Ssssnails!
#28 - Mission Erased
#32 - Dog's breath
#38 - Abducted
#42 - Killer clowns
#43 - A penny
#44 - Fear
#2 - A dolphin tea party
#4 - Stained hands
#7 - The giant depressed onion
#21 - The red star
#25 - Long-distance Relationship
#27 - A dream
#30 - Potato
#31 - Dragons
#33 - The Jungle
#35 - A life lesson
#36 - Unicorn meat
#39 - The Purple Road
#40 - Immortal Store Clerk
#41 - Artemis' Hell
#46 - A scientist's journal
#47 - One of many

#5 - The homeless man
#6 - A blind date
#11 - The wealthy man
#12 - Happy ending
#16 - Asshole soulmate
#17 - My bunny Fluffy
#20 - War veteran
#22 - Wishing to meet a villain
#23 - School trip
#45 - Crafted armor

#29 - Green Chewing Gum
#34 - Turkey Trauma
#37 - Stuck in a loop

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Five minute freewrite challenges I have fulfilled:

Fire, Toilet, Flash, Soft feet, Pillow, Grounding, Surprise, Ending the pain, Going for a walk, Car Mechanic, Murderer, Dog hair, Ducks, Untested medicine, Forbidden love, Vacation, Awakening, Dentist, Wild west.

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Great use of the writing prompt!!!!


Thanks! I didn't intend to go down memory lane again, but this just happened spontaneously and I believe it actually is a good fit.
Could it... Could it be that @mariannewest is deliberately spinning my tale in specific ways? ;P

Sweet of Tom to say that to James but, seriously? That's an invitation to fate for something to go wrong. Like in movies when a police officer starts bragging that he only has "two days until retirement". You know then and there that he's probably a goner. James' reaction was perfect to his character by the way.


Indeed. It's like the rock that's slightly lighter colored than the rest of them in the cartoons... You instantly know that one's about to get moved!

Thanks! That means a lot to me! :D