A Woman of Her Word

(Monte Dutton sketch)
(Monte Dutton sketch)

“I see that brooch you’ve been wearing,” Estelle hissed. “Warren gave that to you, didn’t he?”

By Monte Dutton
By Monte Dutton

“Why, yes. He is so sweet.”

“Giselle, you hussy! If you thought there was a chance in hell I’d be leaving any time soon, why, you’re sadly mistaken. Wild horses couldn’t get me out of this house.”

“Well, my dear Estelle, we will see about that! Jiggs! Open the front door!”

“Yes, madame.”

“Ida! Open the back door!”

“Yes, madame.”

“All right. Now … stand clear!”

“What the …?” Estelle first laughed, then betrayed a trace of fright.

Giselle clapped her hands, and the sound of hoofbeats could be heard approaching.

Kabunkit. Kabunkit. Kabunkit.

Giselle proved her point. Wild horses could, in fact, drive Estella out of her house.

 

(This graphic was designed by Meredith Pritchard)
(This graphic was designed by Meredith Pritchard)

 

(Joe Font cover design)
(Joe Font cover design)

             This little snippet, this brief (as opposed to short) story, is designed to whet your appetite. Theoretically, like the wild horses, it will run you onto your Amazon account, there to buy my novel Crazy of Natural Causes. http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Natural-Causes-Monte-Dutton-ebook/dp/B00YI8SWUU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1436215069&sr=1-1&keywords=Crazy+of+Natural+Causes

(Melanie Ryon cover design)
(Melanie Ryon cover design)

              That, of course, is not your only option. The Audacity of Dope is about a pot-smoking songwriter who reluctantly becomes a national hero. For real. http://www.amazon.com/The-Audacity-Dope-Monte-Dutton-ebook/dp/B006GT2PRA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_351_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51zCT-MrcFL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_UX300_PJku-sticker-v3%2CTopRight%2C0%2C-44_AC_UL160_SR105%2C160_&refRID=18DP6Z7GND30E89THSM6

(Jennifer Skutelsky cover design)
(Jennifer Skutelsky cover design)

              The Intangibles, set in 1968, is about civil rights and football in a small southern town. http://www.amazon.com/The-Intangibles-Monte-Dutton-ebook/dp/B00ISJ18Z6/ref=pd_sim_351_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51JrJlU8vKL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_UX300_PJku-sticker-v3%2CTopRight%2C0%2C-44_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=1H4FN488V3TT4JE32ZYG

              Early next year, my fourth novel, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, will be available. I’ll let you know when.

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