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July 2012 - Torches
1) Heyes still carries a torch for Sally, the gal he met back in Wichita. (We always knew some’n bad happened there).
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2) On the run again, Kid remembers when lights bobbing in the dark were fireflies not torches.
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3) Heyes passes the leaders’ torch to Wheat as he and the Kid head for Porterville.
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4) Bad dreams for Kid as he’s haunted by the memory of soldiers’ torches.
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5) A girl who carried a torch for the Kid 8 years ago decides she wants nothing from him, not even the $10,000 reward.
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6) Our boys watch a torchlight baptism procession – on the night Kid ends a love affair.
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7) Kid’s nervous at the topic ‘tortures’ – he always has trouble with our gals’ monthly thing. Relief when HH corrects to ‘torches’.
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8) Our boys contribute their mite towards a plinth for a very famous torch-bearing New York lady.
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9) Heyes is finding death – with Karma-Lou on hand – is not so bad, when the torches pull him back to earth.
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10) Even after amnesty our boys are still ‘Wanted’ – and on the run from the Mary Sue express full of gals carrying torches!!
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11) A young Heyes and Kid find they’re not the runaways the men with torches are after – (not yet!)
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12) It’s Hard On Heyes in a manicure-kit deprived cell. Still, he has a torch to check out his swollen, stiff, throbbing – toe.
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13) With Heyes away at Devil’s Hole, Kid sits and carves and reminisces and waits for the torch-man to light the street lamps.
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14) Young Han watches the stars and remembers how he’s the torch that’ll get Jed home – home being ‘together’.
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15) The only torch Kid plans to carry is the one to burn infected items as he pays in kind for his partners’ care.
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Total Votes : 19
 

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Calico

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PostSubject: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 01, 2012 3:34 am

Roll up, roll up.

Once again it is time to show your appreciation for ALL the writers by voting the famous - nay, infamous - yellow bandanna poll. AND to show your especial appreciation for whichever story particulary tickled your fancy Laughing or twanged at your heartstrings... No


I know, I know - hard choice.

A certain couple of ex-outlaws cigar cigar have asked me to pass on their hugs and a promise of chocolate delivery to everyone who took part this month. They say no one can hold a TORCH to the unbridled genius (and flattering attention coming their way) displayed on this Board!!


Not an easy topic - but sheesh, did we get some good takes on it.

applause applause applause applause applause applause applause applause

(Hannah's trio of stories are not in the poll - she is busy ironing the bandanny for the next gal!!)
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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeThu Aug 02, 2012 6:07 pm

I sure am! sm

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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 12:25 am

Gosh - final spurt of voting there... but the gal who took a early lead maintained the post and made it over the line in gold position!!!


So... the July Olympic Golden Bandanny (complete with jar of fireflies handed over by an ex-outlaw of her choice) goes to:...

(Cue chariots of fire theme...)

NM131

Whoop, cheer, clap, Mexican Wave. applause congrats congrats congrats applause

A consolation Silver Tongue prize is awarded to:

Sister Grace,

Close run thing at the end there, Sister.

Consolation hugs, kisses, nuzzles and ex-outlaw blandishments go to every one who contributed a story - we're all winners here!!! And indeed, special Kansan strokings to everyone who read, commented and voted. grouphug thankyou
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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 3:54 am

Congratulations!! NM131 -- it was an excellent story, well deserving as I'm sure the boys will tell you when they arrive. I hope you have some fireflies for them to chase when they get there.



SisterGrace -- also an excellent story, congratulations.
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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 7:52 am

Excellent challenge,
nm131!

Loved it!


congrats

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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 10:13 am

Congratulations NM131!! A well-deserved win! As much as I hate to, I'll send the boys on their way to you as soon as they're cleaned up (caving gets one dirty and they do enjoy a nice long bubble bath lol)! Have fun ;)
congrats bal congrats

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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 10:54 am

bal Well done Nm131. bal

Hopefully, this'll be just the encouragment you need to share more of your wonderful stories with us. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 10:59 am

Congratulations NM 131! I hope you're encouraged to join in the fun more often!

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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 2:52 pm

congrats Congratulations, nm131! bal

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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 5:43 pm

thankyou bump What a surprising welcome back!!! Thanks - I think you all are voting for the lightening bugs and your own childhood memories but I'm not complaining.

I'll have a nice cold beer, a good meal with pie for dessert, bubble baths :eek: rubberducky and warm beds waiting. I'm sitting here sipping my lemonade and Firefly sweet tea vodka in celebration.


grouphug Thanks again for the bandanna and Grace, too bad you're a kidette 'cause I don't share well. I can send Heyes, with chocolate, in consolation.

P.S. I grew up calling them lightening bugs but I don't know if that is a northern NJ thing since most people I know from other places call them fireflies, which I will admit has a nicer sound to it.
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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 5:56 pm

Congradulation mn. I hate to admit it but I forgot to vote this month!!! I think I would have had too hard a time making up my mind anyway--all the stories were so good! All the more reason to wollow in your success! It was a good story and again congradulations!

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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 7:07 pm


CONGRATULATIONS, NM131!!!



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I'm sure you'll enjoy lots of lazy, hazy August evenings with the boys, sitting on the front porch watching the sun go down, the fireflies flitting around, the mosquitoes biting and the bats swooping down and around. Oh, you'll be inside instead, you say? Well, that could be enjoyable, too!

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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 7:23 pm

congrats bal CONGRATULATIONS, NM!! bal congrats


Wonderful story. It evoked childhood memories galore, and I also knew them as lightning bugs.


welcome back in a big way!
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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeThu Aug 09, 2012 5:43 am

bal Congratulations, NM131! congrats Your story brought back some great memories, thanks! grouphug
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PostSubject: Re: July 2012 - Torches   July 2012 - Torches Icon_minitimeSun Aug 12, 2012 1:18 am

Well done to you
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