A Dust Bowl Tale of Bonnie and Clyde (A Short Story) by James Lee Burke

By James Lee Burke

From James Lee Burke, referred to as "America's top novelist" by means of The Denver publish, comes a new e-short a couple of younger man's come upon with the notorious Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow—a tale that turns into the 1st bankruptcy in Burke's upcoming novel Wayfaring Stranger.

Sixteen-year-old Weldon Holland has needed to develop up quickly as he attempts to help his relations within the aftermath of the rural catastrophe of the airborne dirt and dust Bowl.

One evening, a carload of strangers appears to be like at the Hollands' estate, wearing the air of incipient hazard beneath a veneer of pleasantries. Weldon reveals himself inexplicably attracted to the crowd of trespassing vagabonds—who, regardless of being camped out on a hidden riverbank in the course of nowhere, force the costliest vehicle that Weldon has ever visible.

In the insufferable, rainless warmth of a mud Bowl summer time, Weldon will locate himself combined up in an come across with the notorious financial institution robbers Bonnie and Clyde—an stumble upon that alterations the process Weldon's life...and heritage itself.

Rich with felony and social background of the yankee West and a tender boy's fight to turn into a guy, "A dirt Bowl story of Bonnie and Clyde" is simply the start of Weldon Holland's tale.

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Why in hell should he? " called a reedy voice from the examination chamber. " Rufus beamed. Doctor Murphy clapped him on the back. "Go on and get breakfast over with—General, you lie there and rest; we'll see you in thirty minutes or so—and . . " "No, suh. " "Good! " They walked down the hall together, the doctor apologizing—very handsomely, he felt—for his tirade of the day before. The trouble with Rufus, he declared, was that Rufus couldn't take a joke. Not that Rufus hadn't deserved an A-1 ass-eating, understand, but—but hell!

She showered in luke-warm water, then turned the cold faucet on full, letting it beat for minutes against the molded curves of buttocks and belly. She took a great many cold showers, and usually they helped; she supposed, anyway, that she might have felt much more unease without them. But even if it had helped this morning, that help fell far short of the aid she needed. Less than thirty minutes before she had felt relaxed and joyous, ready for anything. Now, there was no joy in her, only the old, never-satisfied hunger, and it was as if she had never rested.

But—well, that was the point, you see. The fact that he wasn't sure. How in hell could a man know whether his ideas were good if he never tried them out? And if a man wasn't willing to act on his ideas—if he didn't have the guts to act on 'em—why in the hell did he have to keep having 'em? "Just once"—he spoke to the Pacific, his blue eyes frosty. "If I could just once, for once in my goddam life . " Life had teased and taunted Doctor Murphy severely. It had constantly confronted him with problems, then presented him with solutions—a single solution to each— which he was incapable of using.

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