Friday, February 15, 2013

Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent III


He sat his horse and waited for the natives to make the first overture. Governor Halgarn had met with him personally the day before he rode out. The governor wanted to insure his newest Territorial Agent understood how things worked. The bloodsuckers (Teague grimaced at the pejorative vernacular used) were down and out and would stay that way. 

Halgarn cared not a whit for the health or welfare of the inhabitants of Lost Valley Reservation. What he did care about was the peace and prosperity of the wealthy human ranchers of the territory. What he cared about was the potential for political advancement that an uneventful term as territorial governor promised.

Teague understood exactly how helpful or how destructive a man with power and plans could be. He assured the governor he would use every means the BPA allowed to maintain a state of good order and discipline on the reservation. Halgarn assured Teague that no other state would be accepted nor tolerated.


This snippet was selected for the weekly Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday Snippet and is from a work in progress, Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent (a paranormal Western)  Previous snippets in this series may be viewed here.

9 comments:

  1. I'm not so sure the blood-suckers are going to stay that way ;)

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  2. I am really beginning to enjoy this. You must let us know when it's completed...and released!!!

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  3. Can't go wrong with a supernatural western! Nice.

    :) Heidi

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  4. Love the genre. I'm with Chantal. I think the status quo is about to be altered. Original and enteraining.

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  5. Bloodsuckers? BLOODSUCKERS?! Not in this one-horse town!

    I'm not normally a fan of Western stories. But, scifi and/or paranormal Westerns grab my attention and keep them. Please let us know when this one is available for purchase.

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  6. Never trust a politician - they're only interested in self-aggrandisement. Nice sequence - this is really shaping up well.

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  7. I, too, want to know when this comes out. I'm finding the little snippets of worldbuilding fascinating!

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  8. Yup, I'm putting this on my TBR list as soon as it's available. :D

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