Slowly but Surely

by Jake Rivers

Copyright© 2008 by Jake Rivers

Western Story: Slade Ransom gets shot by the Sheriff in Ogallala, mistaking him for a bank robber. Eluding the posse he hides out then makes his way to Northern Colorado to take over as foreman of a troubled ranch, the Circle R. Between rustlers, trail drives and two beautiful women maybe the posse was a better choice. This is a straight Western.

Tags: Ma/Fa   Romantic   Historical   Cheating  

Author's Note:

This is my fifth semi-annual "invitational." The initial one was based on the Statler Brother's song, "This Bed of Rose's." The second used the Marty Robbins El Paso trilogy: "El Paso" "El Paso City " and "Faleena." The third had stories based on the various versions of "Maggie May" or "Maggie Mae." The fourth invitational was based on any Country & Western song.

The current invitational is based on any song written or performed by Merle Haggard. Please watch for and take a look at the stories by the various authors contributing to this invitational.

The Merle song I've chosen for my story, "Slowly But Surely" was written by Fuzzy Owen and was done as a duet with Bonnie Owens:

My love's growing stronger I can't wait much longer.
I'm falling in love with you.
Slowly but surely I'm falling in love...
Yes I'm falling in love falling in love with you.

I might do a second song/story by Merle, "Go Home."

I hope you enjoy this story. Your comments and feedback are welcome and appreciated. A big thank you to Mistress Lynn for her editing.

Regards, Jake

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