Tuesday, November 29, 2005

v3n2: Overstated Undertaking

TwoGun Gonzales holstered his guns after picking his nose over the soup.

"So ... why do they call you 'TwoGun'?" the stranger asked.

TwoGun shot a disbelieving glance at Nell. "You makin' fun o' me, mister?"

"No sir," the stranger answered. "I see you have two guns. I thought perhaps there might be a deeper meaning than the rather banal overstatement of the obvious."

Drawing a single revolver from his holster, TwoGun thrust it into the stranger's face. "What's your name, son?"

"'Unlucky Luke', sir."

The blast sent Luke reeling backward.

"Purty damn obvious," TwoGun said, picking up his soup spoon.

— Ender

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