In His Own Bed

by | Oct 20, 2015 | Romance, Short Stories, Western |

 

Walter woke up to the first scant rays of light, barely visible as they skittered through the boards covering the paneless window in the front wall of his little cabin. He felt more rested and vigorous than he had in several months, and the brisk air around him gave him hope that this was the day he’d been waiting for. He pulled his lean body out from under the rough wool blanket that had become his nightly companion and ambled toward the door. The tired hinges yawned as he pulled the handle inward to reveal the tell-tale bluewhite glow of the snowy South Dakota dawn outside. Indeed, this was going to be an eventful day, and, tonight, he’d finally sleep in his own bed.

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