Ranch Hand Trilogy
By Francis Ashe
Smashwords Edition, License Notes
This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each person. If you're reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.
Table of Contents
Dave had been an investment banker for the eight years since he graduated from college, but he never liked it much. The money was good, and he bought all sorts of things to distract himself with, but he knew deep down that he wasn’t the sort to sit in an office all day. He felt like a caged bull sitting in a pen as he stared out his high-rise window down onto the city below. In early May, he decided that it was time to move on, although he had no idea what to do next.
He grew up in a small town in Texas, surrounded by cattle land but had moved to Dallas for college, and then stayed in the city to work. At first, he had enjoyed the bright lights and constant entertainment, but over time he grew tired of it. All the rushing, the crowds and the traffic wore him down and eventually he started to long for the open spaces and big skies he grew up under. The other thing he realized was that he had no ties to the city. He had dated here and there, but never had a steady girlfriend and didn’t really want one. He was in a terrible rut and he knew it. He figured that going back to the country, where he felt at home, was his only real choice. The first day of June, he quit his job, packed the few possessions he cared about into his truck, and left the city for good.