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Gift from God they called him, tall, lean and proud, the big iron hanging on his belt, had opened many a shroud. He rode an Apaloosa, a stallion maned and tailed, and had followed a gang of four outlaws for a month, from Abilene, all the way down to Laredo. One evening as the sun hit sand and rabbits stowed away, Jed Seddon, scouting for the gang, saw Mateo on his bay. He shot him once and hit his hand but Mateo jumped down quickly from his mount and circled around Jed below. two slugs to his back he pumped three to go For Haibun contest 30/7/15

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Date: 8/21/2015 9:08:00 AM
Very creative way to go for the contest..Congrats on your winner..Sara
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Date: 8/21/2015 2:07:00 AM
Congrats on another wonderful win peter with this amazing haibun!
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Date: 8/21/2015 1:42:00 AM
love the imagery Peter - straight from a western film:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/20/2015 7:31:00 PM
Peter, Congrats on your HM win. SKAT
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Date: 8/18/2015 7:41:00 AM
A great little western. I feel though that the haiku is overly depended on the prose, and I understand they should be able to be read independently. I was lucky enough to have many strong haibun entered into this contest, so this piece will not be making it into my top 20. Thank you for entering however, and I will be giving this poem a honourable mention. That way others can follow the link, and enjoy.
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