Written by Jeremy Maughan
The era is the 1830’s. Howard Egan has a dream of owning land and meeting a woman, so he leaves his life at sea for the new america. His first day ashore brings with it a big surprise – the woman of his dreams. But he hadn’t imagined that she would be as harsh as she was beautiful.
Howard is thrown into the middle of a political firestorm between a Mormon missionary and local business men. He’s been given the role of bodyguard for the Mormon; and has to find a way to secure his love while keeping himself and the Mormon alive.
Down the way, Howard could make out a small group of approaching men. The crowd parted to make way for them. There looked to be about five of them, all in their mid or earlier twenties.
He tried not to stare at them or let them know he had even noticed them. The crowd continued to clear away before them. Howard swore under his breath. This was just what he needed on the first day of the job.
He stood casually and walked to the front door of the publisher. Inside he found Erastus, Winchester and what must have been the publisher. The publisher was a round man covered in ink.
“Men, it is time for you to go.”
Erastus looked worried and started to make his way to the front door. Howard held out his hand. “Nope. That way,” he said pointing towards the back of the shop. “You will find a door back there that leads to a small alley. Once out, take a right. You will find that it leads to the next street over.”
All three men looked dumbfounded at his knowledge of the building and town. “Go!” Howard almost yelled at them.
He didn’t wait to see if they listened. He dodged back out the front door and had just made it back to his seat when the small group of men came up to the shop.
“Look what we find here, boys,” the lead man said.
Howard looked up from his carving. “Morning Mr. Clark. I see the arm is healing.”
“Damn you Howard, I should kill you where you sit.” Edward Clark said, dropping all pretense of politeness.
Howard leaned back and relaxed, putting the block of wood back into his pack. “I think you should at least wait tell your arm is fully healed before embarking on such a foolhardy task.”
“Where are the Mormons?” a tall blond man in the back rank asked.
“There ain’t no Mormons around here. Sorry to disappoint you.”
Another man to Edwards left stepped forward. “Don’t lie to us. We know they’re in the publisher’s office.”
“Well, it sounds like you know where they are. So why did you ask?” Howard had started to pick at his nails with the knife.
A man, who had almost been cowering behind Edward, stepped out and made eye contact with Howard. “Let’s get em,” he said.
Howard didn’t turn his eyes away, meeting the man’s gaze firmly.
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