BONUS NOVELETTE

THE SANTA FE GUNFIGHT CHAPTER ONE         Past midnight the full moon shed some light on the Santa Fe Plaza as Clayton Boone made his way on foot to the dark Boone’s Hotel.  He carried a carpetbag and a holster around his waist with a Colt .45 revolver in...

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Chapter Six Jose Sanchez told Judge Redford he felt remorseful about the two murders and apologized for his crimes in court. He received a plea bargain for his testimony against Mason, which resulted in a fifteen-year prison sentence. Two months later Judge Redford...

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After apologizing, Paul said good-bye and left the mansion in haste. Mason was distraught over the bad news that his movie had been cancelled. He cried for half an hour. Cheyenne came around to Mason’s mansion that afternoon when he had pulled himself together. She...

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They rode back to Hollywood, barely talking with each other. The next day Charlotte had a hard time explaining why she had missed a day of filming. She told everyone she had gotten sick in Las Vas and felt sorry about missing work. The movie director, Eric Northland,...

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Samantha was happy they had been luckier than the hot-air balloon that had flown in Kalamazoo. She telephoned Pamela and told her friend the news about the death of a passenger on a hot-air balloon ride. Pamela was unnerved and said, “That’s it for me. No more balloon...

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During those days of shooting film, Mason was becoming a big-time cocaine addict. He bought more and more of the drug through a new connection at the movie studio. For a long time, he had no longer counted on escorts to supply him with coke. Mason remained high on the...

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Much to his surprise, Samantha was the next visitor to come to Mason’s hospital room that afternoon to see him. Samantha had put Prince into the Sundog Boarding Kennel and had flown to Hollywood late the previous night. Blue Birdie was being cared for by the maid,...

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“That was easy,” Mason told Charlotte when Kevin had left the mansion. “We found a great connection but I’m going to stop selling small amounts of coke. It’s too risky now that I’ve hit the big time dealing.” “Good idea,” said Charlotte. “You can never be too careful...

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Later the next day, Samantha telephoned Mason again. This time she got though and told him, “Come home to Traverse City or I’ll file for a divorce and you will never get a cent out of me.” “I’ll come home right away,” said Mason, frightened by her threat. He thought...

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Charlotte had many friends in Hollywood, mostly aspiring actors and actresses. She expanded Mason’s social life. He made friends with the costars of The Love Affair, Michael Peters and his Native American girlfriend, Cheyenne Moon. They were invited to some Hollywood...