Chapter 60: One Highly Motivated Feline to the Rescue

Back in Mississippi, Country Mike had talked the boys into letting Buddha’s cat stay with him. The cat didn’t even protest. She slept on Country Mike’s lap and rode with him back to where he was staying. He was being housed at a correctional facility, but not the kind with barbed wire and guards. He…

Chapter 59: War Stories

“That old man must have 300 pairs of overalls!” Spider exclaimed while the boys cleaned fish under the tutelage of the fourth grade fisherman. The only one who remotely knew what he was doing was Spider who said Rambo had taken him fishing at Bayou St. John - a five acre waterway next to the…

Chapter 58: Detour Through Murder Creek

The boys rode through Memphis and took their pictures in front of the pink Cadillac at Graceland. Then they followed Hwy 61 through town and over an enormous bridge. The bridge was the largest they had ever seen and it left the boys awed at the Memphis skyline. Buddha snapped out a few shots as…

Chapter 57: Ariadne

(Img: Sudanese Model - Nyakim Gatwech) A regal rogue curtain separated the front of the voodoo shop from the reading area where Mrs. Muriel did her tarot readings, or on odds days the Prince would receive people wishing an audience with the wizard. Customers idling through the shop browsing were all frozen in their tracks…

Chapter 56: Escape From Mississippi

BOOOOOOM.The connection broke with a shock wave that sent the boys flying around the room. The force was like a hand grenade that burst out of the huge picture window in the hotel, shattering the glass in the television and sent the mirror into reflective shrapnel. Every car alarm in the parking lot went off…

Chapter 54: Do you Believe in Magic?

The hotel wasn’t lavish, but it was comfortable. After washing all the cotton dust off of them they were feeling the official first real night of summer vacation.“So, Tex, man, what kind of stuff have you been learning with Mrs. Muriel? Is it real magic?” asked Buddha.“But seriously, can you be a sorcerer and a…

Chapter 53: The Ice Cream Pyronauts

Over the centuries, men have experienced adventures and I have recorded those that fit the archetype of them that persevere against impossible odds because they were driven by a pure vision. Even though they might have been manipulated by a sorceress or other villains, the true hero will always fulfill his destiny and set right…

Chapter 52: Two-Piece Extra Spicy

The boys always liked Country Mike, even before he did Spider’s tats. Mike was in his thirties, just like Boogie, and at 5’10” he was about the same height, only a little more muscular and with blond hair. There was something about his eagerness to disregard the authorities, or what normal people considered the right…