Bad Day on the Verde
Bad Day is a story of violence and brutality, of sudden frontier justice, of courage and enduring love. The story takes place in the Arizona Territory at a time when the only law enforcement outside the capital city of Prescott was a few men wearing a star. When one of them goes bad, all hell breaks loose.
Lying awake on the floor, Tom cried out and made a weak play for his Winchester. He was stopped abruptly by the butt of Kingsley’s heavy shotgun. Tom slumped back, dazed and bleeding. Kingsley relieved Tom of the rifle.
"I could of killed you, but I didn’t. But I will if you give me any trouble." Kingsley gave Tom a real close look at the gaping muzzles of the Baker 10 gauge.
Kingsley rolled Tom onto his stomach tying his hands behind his back, relishing the moans this caused. He pulled Tom’s boots off throwing them across the small cabin. Standing, he lashed out and kicked the man savagely in the ass, “Get the hell up, boy.”