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Roylsden #127

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It was evening before the two men rode back towards town, heading for the Waterhole Saloon. They rode slowly, the Sheriff musing over Mayor McGinley's reactions, Mickey O'Donohue relieved to be heading home and respectful of Sheriff Cole's studious look. The sun hung lazily on the horizon as it did this time of year, as if it was too scared to go down, or perhaps it could see everything happening and didn't want to miss a thing.
Their long sharp shadows rode beside them, only the flapping of crows' wings or the call of a flycatcher interrupting the hesitant stillness.

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    Love the concept of the sun being too scared to go down. Exciting stuff yet again.

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    Steve McBrevity over 1 year ago

    Also the sun not wanting to miss a thing, just hanging there. Most original.

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    Christopher over 1 year ago

    I agree. The personification of the sun is brilliant.

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    Thank ye kindly gents, I was well pleased to have come up with that (though I guess someone else has probably done it before me!)

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    It was your creation, Drew, even if it had been done before, and that makes it original in my book!

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    Lol, cheers Neville. Always count on you and others on this site for solid support :)

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