Whatever Happened to the Golden Arrow? -part one [of two]
- 1966- Denver Colorado
Stephen Coltraine studied the information he had gathered so far-
he really wanted to make this a good book and not just another
quickie look at a hero from the 40's, to many of them existed already
and besides The Golden Arrow was a western based hero, even appeared
here in Denver a few times,but one thing really bothered him, few
pictures actual photos of the hero existed, and many of them that did
showed him dressed in a more or less standard looking costume, yet
earlier and rarer photos showed him dressed in an american indian
So Coltraine wondered why did G..A. change his costume and even were
both G.A.'s one and the same or two different men?
Somehow maybe he would find out.
As synchronicity would have it his phone rang then, Coltraine
answered it hoping it was his agent, it wasn't but it was nearly as
good, it was his best friend Dave Jimmison.
"ey Steve still working on that book about the Green Arrow?"
Coltraine sighed heavily Golden Arrow Dave the Green Arrow was just a
"Right well how soon can you get to Tucker's Town?"
"Thats about a half hour why whats there?"
"I found someone knew your Golden Arches guy. Knew him well in fact,
he saved her life a time or two."
"Okay I am practically out the door, where abouts in TT?"
"Old diner called THE DO DROP INN bring lunch money I'm getting
Coltraine hung up grabbed his ciggerettes,cameras,tape recorders and
notebooks. This could be good.
He also hoped his buddy was on the right track, not like the time
someone claimed to have seen a man with wings and a hawk mask flying
around.That guy musta been into the whacky tabakky or something.
Twentyfive minutes later in a almost dead roadtown Coltraine pulled
into the old rundown diner's parking lot. Since the end of the war in
46 a lot of towns like this were dying out., Maybe his next book
would be about these towns. Beats tracking down semimythical
characters from his parents time.
Dave was talking to a woman who looked like someone who had spent
her whole life out here on the edge of nowhere, grey hair,weary
looking but still handsome face, dry skin, a chain smoker rasp to her
After introductions she asked one thing- no photos. Coltraine
"It was December 7th 1941 you remember what happened that day?"
"Yes." Said Coltraine "Japenese bombed Pearl Harbor,and America
joined the war against the Axis."
"Was about time to, but anyways there was this kid use to come in
here a lot, rodeo cowboy he was, good looking, blond named Gary.
Probably about 18,19 young, heck we all were once. I was 25 and
married but could still enjoy looking at him. He comes in right after
we heard the morning news and found out what happened, then hewalked
in thats when it happened.
to be continued.
- Thanks, I hope you like whats coming up and where its
all leading.[and it doesn't involve parallel worlds
--- starsky_hutch76 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> heh heh. I like the references to heroes like Green=====
> Arrow and Hawkman.
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