This is the gully where that beady-eyed, fluorescent-shirt-wearing cowboy murdered you, after promising that you’ll inherit his ranch if you helped him get investors for his Ponzi scheme. That guy, with his southern drawl and his dark brown boots, had this nefarious aspect to him you saw through, but still fell victim to — the allure of an imaginary farm with Jersey cattle and shaggy ewes, drawing you. It didn’t help that he was Japanese Sinhalese and told you the farm was in a remote corner of the Artic: A viridescent, homely pasture rid of ice and sleet, reserved for you.
21 responses to “Fool”
Atmospheric – the cowboy sounds like a great character.
didn’t know why she fell for his words. too late to wonder now.
The promise of prosperity has been the downfall of many.
Some are easily deceived. Quite the epitaph. Nicely done.
Excellent. I know there are people like that, but arg! Must we? 🙂
I guess the greedy cowboy got the investors and went off to do the same thing to another unsuspecting soul. Tut. Nice one.
This is a perfect introduction for a revenge tale. The protagonist has powerful motivation and a hate-worthy target. Good story!
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