Weekend Writing Prompt — The Shootout

The bristly old marshal
And the young gunslinger
Meet in a field outside of town
Where they face off

In the wake of the shootout
Only one is left standing
The other’s ashes
To be scattered in the wind

(Exactly 39 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “marshal” in exactly 39 words.

Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (bristly), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (field), The Daily Spur (wake), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (scattered). Image credit: Reddit.

13 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — The Shootout

  1. Nope, Not Pam August 29, 2021 / 2:36 am

    That’s fantastic, I love that last line 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bill August 31, 2021 / 4:09 pm

    ’tweren’t Marshal Dillon, was it? Nice take.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 September 11, 2021 / 4:03 pm

    Nice job of using all the prompts! But did they do cremation back in the gunfighting days?

    Liked by 1 person

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