Golden Arrow - If this you read....
- If this you read then I am either dead or some damn fool done
transported me in time again and if thats the case I sure hope its
far enough into the future it don't almost feel like home and yet
feel sorta alian at the same time, flat out total strange I think I
could handle better.
Maybe, but your wondering maybe who I am and why you should care?
My names Parson's Gary Parsons, I was born in the year of our lord
as I heard it said nineteen and twenty during a thunder storm out in
the desert of Arizona and a comet or shooting star or something was
seen just as I came outta my momma, way I heard it a Pawnee who was a
co-worker and pal of my pah said I was born to be a traveler and man
he got that right, born with itchy feet its been said of me.
So hello, I am Gary Parsons, born July 1 1920 and today is Actorber
20th or so 1987 which should make me 67 but I am really 30.
And that's because I along with my friend O'Casey were transported
from the year 1953 forward about 26 years, by some well meaning folks
who were themselves superheros, but not ones I knew from the old
days the Justice Squad,
All of that stuff is probably written up somewhere and I ain't here
to write the history of the world just tell you who I am and how I
got here,and why I am writing this.
I am not just a rodeo cowboy but also The Golden Arrow, a masked
crime fighter and champion of the people fighter for whats right and
all of that because maybe because my parents were killed when I was a
child and maybe because I believe in my heart and soul that pushing
people around, chasing them not only off thier land but hunting them
down and killing them for sport is cruel and evil no matter what
glorious name you give it like manifest destiny, evil must be stopped
and I was trained to do that,as a warrior.
Course the rodeo circuit pays for winning not showing up, and the
crime fighting well thats not a for pay career but sometimes someone
would slip me reward money, or a meal thats okay but still both cost
money hell life costs money, but thing is, what you earn should be
yours to use as you choose, stealing people's means of survivival, no.
Well so I was up here in the mountains, looking for a place I
remember learning about in 1942 while on a manhunt, los padres0
blanco's tomb a sacred and forgotten spot where two Franciscan friers
had been buried with much honor in 1789 killed by anglos, looking for
gold. Some one got em and these two honest decent men were buried
with more treasures then they ever conceived of wanting, and thier
burial site was secret to only a few. I had found it and of course
judging from sign no one had been here in many man years, I hid some
old golden spanish coins in here figuring the padre's would guard it
for me until I needed some of it to sell, incase I didn't make
enough doing rodeos, to pay for gas,repairs,equiptment, my horse and
his care and we had to eat. and sleep.
Take the gold and stuff from the padre's graves? Are you that
unknowing? I would not remove from a saint or hero's grave with out
permission nor would I seek it unless it was important, no I found
this place by accident and made use of the offering, Besides I had on
occaision seen what happened to some tomb thieves, and I ain't no
thieve. I live honestly.
So I was up here to dig up some of the old money I had left and
while here found out about a blizzard, I figured I would have time to
come and go before it hit, but I had parked my truck down below and
hiked up and there had been some changes in the terrain since I been
here last,even so Icould have beaten the unseasonal but expected to
be fierce unseasonal ice storm had it not been for encountering
Gorrila Jones escaped murderer and former World Heavy Weight
Wrestling Champion imprisoned for killing three people men, cops not
wrestlers but men in good physical condition all of which I knew
about from the radio only, I wouldn't even have suspected this huge
hairy kinda bear like man of being called Gorrila at first I thought
he mighta been half big foot and maybe he is.
But he was about to molest a young woman and was in the process of
beating the young man who was with her into a coma and maybe worse
when I spotted him and wished to God I had brought my bow and arrows
with me so I could have put an immediate stop to what was transpiring
instead of having to yell and run forward uphill...
Already this was definately NOT an indication of likely to beat the
to be continued