Thursday Inspiration — Wanted Dead or Alive

I admit it. I shot Sheriff John Brown and now there are Wanted Dead or Alive posters all around in my home town. The signs refer to me as a “notorious outlaw” and the bounty hunters are all trying to track me down.

I swear that when I shot Sheriff Brown, it was in self-defense. He always hated me, but for what I honestly don’t know. He always called me a bad seed and he told everyone that he wanted to “kill it before it grows.”

Freedom came my way one day and I started to head out of town. But all of a sudden I saw the sheriff aiming to shoot me down. So I shot him before he could shoot me. What else could I have done? Reflexes got the better of me.

So, yes, I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.


Written for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt.

8 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — Wanted Dead or Alive

  1. newepicauthor June 2, 2022 / 3:37 pm

    It is almost like self-defense, but you better get a good lawyer. Nice song Fandango.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nope, Not Pam June 3, 2022 / 4:47 am

    Do you want to defend my son?

    Liked by 1 person

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