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Copyright 2012

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This story started out as an idea I had for what in my opinion, would be a good commercial for a Steakhouse. As I developed the story in my head, I decided it would still make a decent short story. It is definitely short. I hope you will enjoy it.



Brett Hales had been working cattle for over twenty years and was a true cowboy in every sense of the word. As he sat in his saddle, he gave his horse Spirit, an affectionate pat on the side of the neck. His jaw line became even harder than usual as he looked at the two thousand pound steer, buried up to its back in mud.

Rolling his own cigarette, he wet the end and placed it between his lips as he placed the tobacco pouch in his shirt pocket and pulled out his lighter. It was a simple plain, silver, Zippo. He never liked much adornment on him. His hat was a plain tan color with a slightly darker braid for a band. His shirt was a plain pale blue, and his jeans had no extra stitching on the back pockets.

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