A man called Valance Blog Posts

  • Moving On
    on May 30, 2013 in 136 Moving On
    I came home… I hung up my gun… I lay off the booze.*Bites cork from bottle and spits it across the porch* I rebuilt this place. * Takes a good long swig of whiskey*I thought I could mend my ways. I thought I could settle down and live off the lan...
  • Denver
    on May 24, 2013 in 135 Denver
    I promised I’d tell you where I’d been this past year. You might like to make some coffee first.I always wanted to go to Denver. No special reason. A liking for the name’s all it ever was, but that liking became a calling when I had to lea...
  • The Night Visitor
    on May 16, 2013 in 134 The Night Visitor
    I had a strange dream last night. Leastways, I think it was a dream. I dreamt I was sitting on the porch late at night. I was having a peaceful drink and a cigarette when thought I heard a rustling noise. When I heard it a second time I sat up in my...
  • Restless
    on May 11, 2013 in 133 Restless
    I ain’t cut out for farming. Some things just ain’t meant to be. If I didn’t know that before the crows came and took every seed I sowed, I know it now. D’you ever wonder why we’re here, living and breathing, and existing from day to day? A...
  • A Farmer Called Valance
    on May 5, 2013 in 132 A Farmer Called Valance
    Working the land ain’t easy. Ain’t a sod that’ll lift without a lot of sweat and toil. Some folks didn’t think I had it in me, I know, (*thumbs nose at Miss Frances*) but I’m a changed man these days. Give me a field to plow, and I’m...
  • The Night I rode into Town
    on Apr 29, 2013 in 132 The Night I Rode into Town
    I promised I’d tell you what happened when I left here a year ago. Well, here goes…You might remember Cordelia came to see me. Buck Mallory was in jail and the Mallory brothers were stirring up a heap of trouble. With every snake and jasper in to...
  • The Night I Rode into Town
    on Apr 29, 2013 in 132 The Night I Rode into Town
    I promised I’d tell you what happened when I left here a year ago. Well, here goes…You might remember Cordelia came to see me. Buck Mallory was in jail and the Mallory brothers were stirring up a heap of trouble. With every snake and jasper in to...
  • Frock of Rages
    on Apr 23, 2013 in 130 Frock of Rages
    The new place is looking good, ain’t it? I got Johnny to thank for that. If it hadn’t been for him I’d still be clomping about on the roof with a hammer. Ain’t had a drink to celebrate yet but I’m gonna, just as soon as I can. I slept late...
  • A Pocketful of Wishes
    on Apr 17, 2013 in 129 A Pocketful of Wishes
    S’ok, my birthday’s gone. You can all come out now. Did I get lots of surprises and a big helping of steak and onions with potatoes and plenty of gravy? Nope. I got what I always get; a pocketful of wishes and big sack of nothing. *Lights cigaret...
  • No Place Like Home
    on Apr 12, 2013 in 128 No Place Like Home
    Yup, I’m back – and I don’t mean back from the dead, either. I just put that pile of rocks together to fool certain varmints into thinking I’d gone to a better place, since I wasn’t sure if it was safe to come home yet. Not that I’ve been...
  • Home
    on Apr 12, 2013 in 112 Home
    Yup, I’m back – and I don’t mean back from the dead, either. Since I couldn’t be sure if it was safe to come home yet, I just put that pile of rocks together to fool certain varmints into thinking I’d gone to a better place. Not that I’ve...
  • The Late Mister V
    on Apr 10, 2013 in 127 The Late Mister V
    Aunt Mabel said: You’re home now Levitt. I brought you home, just like I promised. I was there when you were born. I was there when you died. Seems I was always there, like I was the first time you cried. When your Pa put whiskey in your milk to se...
  • Trouble in Town
    on Apr 8, 2012 in 125 Trouble in Town
    A visitor came by this morning – Cordelia. I was out chopping wood when I saw her riding in. Sure looked like she was in a hurry. Wondering what her business was, I set my axe aside and lit a cigarette.‘Cordelia’‘Valance’A worry in me grew...
  • Trouble in Town 1
    on Apr 8, 2012 in 112 Trouble in Town 1
    I got a surprise this morning. I was out chopping wood when I saw Cordelia riding in. Wondering what her business was, I set my axe aside and wandered over to the house.‘Cordelia’‘Valance’A worry in me grew as Cordelia stepped down from her h...
  • TroubleA visitor came by this morning – Cordelia. I was out chopping wood when I saw her riding in. Sure looked like she was in a hurry. Wondering what her business was, I set my axe aside and lit a cigarette.‘Cordelia’‘Valance’A worry in me grew...
  • Showdown
    on Apr 8, 2012 in MISS HOUSTON SHOWDOWN
    Housty, I gotta go into town. Yup, I know it’s late. There’s something I gotta do, that’s all. There’s no time to explain, just come here and let me hold you. Now listen good...Whatever happens tonight, I...I… hell, I’m plain stuck for wo...
  • 112 Trouble in Town 2
    on Apr 8, 2012 in 112 Trouble in Town 2
    Housty, I gotta go into town. Yup, I know it’s late. There’s something I gotta do, that’s all. There’s no time to explain, just come here and let me hold you. Now listen good...Whatever happens tonight, I… hell, I’m plain stuck for words.
  • Man of the Month
    on Apr 7, 2012 in MISS SUZANNE MAN OF THE MONTH
    Remember the Man of the Month contest at the Minxes of Romance? It sure felt good when Miss Suzanne put me in the line up, but with so many hotshots in the vote, I never gave a thought to beating those fellas. Sympathy votes from Aunt Mabel and Grann...
  • Stars
    on Mar 31, 2012 in LONELINESS STARS CRYING
    Folks get lonesome sometimes. Happens for all kinds of reasons, big and small. Sometimes it’ll pass in a couple of hours. Other times it’ll stick around and suck the life out of people. That’s the worst kind. Folks get an emptiness inside that...
  • Tagged again...Miss Suzanne stuck me this time. Here goes…1 What was the last thing you laughed about?Ain’t sure. I guess I don’t laugh that much. Not loud, anyway. I smile plenty though, and I smile an awful lot at the things folk say here on The Porch. 2. S...
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