Jun 6, 2012

Say a Prayer for the Confidence Man

The tolling bell shook the villagers from their leaden sleep and one by one they rose barefoot and wondering. No curses; it was the church bell, and there must be a reason for the reveille.

Only the sacristan knew and the thief that bade him tug on the bell rope.


Because this is a Western-inspired prompt, here's one of the best scenes from one of the very few Westerns I like: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

Sometimes I try and write like Cormac McCarthy, but no-one's yet achieved a better parody of his style than EDWLynch, who runs Yelping with Cormac.

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