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Forgive Us Of Our Debts...Finale
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TITLE (EDIT)
Forgive Us Of Our Debts...Finale
DESCRIPTION
This ends the first two chapters of the Novel I hope you enjoy it.
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TITLE KEYWORD
Western
AUTHOR
E Rocco Caldwell
ABOUT THE AUTHOR



[April 2005]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (124)
58th And L (Poetry) Becoming a man [95 words] [Drama]
A City Pineapple (Poetry) - [117 words]
A Fair Brown Maiden (Poetry) - [155 words] [Erotic]
A Father And Son Chat (Short Stories) Are racists born or are they made? [278 words]
A Good Vision Demands Keen Insight (Essays) This is a part of a larger work entitled the New Union Standard. [1,302 words] [History]
A Grand New Age2 (Novels) The final chapter of a middle reader novel I am about to submit. [1,531 words] [Fantasy]
A Matter Of Faith (Novels) This is a small section of a piece I'm tossing about entittled "Calling all Angels". [408 words] [Fantasy]
A New Iraq- Repost (Poetry) For the brave Iraqis who chose liberty over fear and voted in the first democratic election ever! [45 words]
A Peaceful Sabbath (Short Stories) A reflection on modern times. [915 words] [Psychology]
A Seattle Dawn (Poetry) - [41 words]
A Sense Of Timing (Short Stories) - [564 words]
A Shooting In Iraq---Part Two (Short Stories) The special opts his ranger squad conducted was illegal and may have resulted in the death of a teenaged girl. [400 words] [Crime]
Abilene And Beyond (Short Stories) Further adventures of Bob Coltrane's war against the railroad in the Old West. [932 words] [Western]
Algolagnic (Short Stories) What happens when you replace total pain with total pleasure? One woman is about to find out! [2,768 words] [Fantasy]
Appomattox (Poetry) What is love can be domination too! [23 words] [Drama]
At A Wto Rally (Short Stories) - [853 words] [Fantasy]
At A Wto Rally 4 (Short Stories) Joe confront the internal workings of the consortium. [723 words] [Fantasy]
At A Wto Rally (Part Three) (Short Stories) Joe gets his first lesson as to what is the consortium. [435 words] [Fantasy]
B B C (Poetry) I just love the English accents.... [70 words] [Humor]
Back Page News (Short Stories) The thoughts of a dying US soldier on the road to baghdad. [805 words] [Drama]
Bird In The Hand (Short Stories) Gothic story of two men on a battlefield dealing with racism. [5,695 words] [Mystical]
Blackout-Part One (Short Stories) A detective that suffers from alcoholic blackouts is hired to discover the affair of a client's wife... [1,140 words] [Mystery]
Bloody Mary (Short Stories) Sometimes slumber parties games can get the best of you. [564 words] [Horror]
Business Card (Short Stories) Madness can be in a simple telephone call. [723 words] [Thriller]
Cascading (Poetry) - [57 words]
Clean Things..Part 2 (Short Stories) Brenda is horribly murdered and the police think it's Ryan who did the deed. [570 words] [Crime]
Clean Things...Part 3 (Short Stories) Ryan is surprised when the person he believe did the murder ends up murdered himself. [578 words] [Crime]
Clean Things...Part One (Short Stories) Unchecked desire can lead a man to the dirty things in humanity. [463 words] [Crime]
Clean Things...The Conclusion (Short Stories) There's one thing with being right...being dead wrong! [734 words] [Crime]
Colloquium Part Two (Short Stories) Ryder arrives at Moon Base George W. Bush in the 21st century. [349 words] [Science Fiction]
Colloquium...Part One (Short Stories) Inhabitants on a planet prepares to travel in time in order to save their own world [431 words] [Science Fiction]
Colloquy (Poetry) - [37 words]
Comatose (Poetry) - [92 words]
Cool Moonlight Outside My Hospital Door (Poetry) Ponder life as death lingers [86 words]
Droit Du Seigneur (Poetry) - [98 words]
During A Nursing Home Visit (Poetry) A poem of reflection. [92 words]
Egalitarianism (Short Stories) We must pay for the sins of our enculturation that tells us we own the world one way or another. [750 words] [Fantasy]
Equivocation (Novels) The Sage of Scarbourgh is more powerful than Rye thought. [748 words] [Fantasy]
Equivocation Part 2 (Novels) Rye and the sage confront each other. [822 words] [Fantasy]
Fear Of Water (Short Stories) What's is in out drinking water anyways? [637 words]
Fighter (Short Stories) In a moment of weakness one can find strength to endure. [561 words] [Drama]
Forgive Us Of Our Debts So We Can Be Debt Free (Short Stories) A gunman owes a debt that he's come to town to pay in the old west. [1,241 words] [Western]
Forgive Us Of Our Debts...Part 3 (Short Stories) A company of US soldiers block Coltrane's way into Topeka but going around isn't an option. What's a man to do....? [1,274 words] [Western]
Forgive Us Our Debts Part 5 (Novels) Confrontation between two of Coltrane's gang and Lincoln Washington. [1,022 words] [Western]
Forgive Us Our Debts...Part2 (Short Stories) - [1,525 words] [Western]
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Gambling (Poetry) - [100 words]
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Global Part Four (Short Stories) Some clones are like bad pennies...they keep turning up even when you don't want them to! [610 words] [Science Fiction]
Global Part One (Short Stories) It's in the near future and human organs are in great demand...to make money you have to get them anyway you can. [655 words] [Science Fiction]
Global Part Three (Short Stories) Clones can bleed and have emotions and what's worst they can have babies..... [792 words] [Science Fiction]
Global Part Two (Short Stories) One way around the problem of made organs and real organs is a line straight line! [585 words] [Science Fiction]
Hanging With Jack Day (Poetry) Jack Day was a friend of mine who shot himself one afternoon....at times I think of him. [182 words]
Heaven And Earth (Poetry) A poem about life and death. [75 words]
Hell (Poetry) - [181 words] [Spiritual]
If There Are Two (Poetry) - [59 words]
Instincts (Short Stories) A young reformed gang member is trying to just survive the night and make it home. [3,398 words]
Laborer (Poetry) - [86 words]
Lady America (Poetry) - [146 words]
Lead In Walls (Poetry) - [72 words]
Love Ended A Long Time Past (Poetry) Another poem in my series of the usage of sunlight [97 words]
Madness In The Dark (Short Stories) Insanity creeps up the spine of a shunned lover during a blackout in New York. [660 words] [Psychology]
My Cat (Poetry) What exactly is a habit any ways? [135 words]
Mystery (Novels) A Private eye and Catholic Priest attempt to find out what is really behind New Orleans. [888 words] [Mystery]
Mystery Part2 (Novels) The seeds of voodoo grow in New Orleans. [605 words] [Crime]
New Iraq (Poetry) Repost of a poem I did yesterday. [45 words]
Not In My Name Part 1 (Short Stories) A spirit from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Towers must let go of the living in order to cross over with the dead. But he is held to the living by the revenge of love ones. [2,458 words]
Not In My Name The Conclusion (Short Stories) He confronts the fireman in death that couldn't save him in life. The fireman hopes he can convince him to let go of the living and embrace heaven and finally peace! [1,402 words] [Fantasy]
One More Highway Song (Short Stories) Racial hatred can burn both ways and be all consuming no matter what color your skin is! One eight year boy learns one night during the Newark Riots in 69 [3,735 words] [Drama]
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Place's End (Poetry) This is an old one I posted a while ago but thought I would re-write it and re-submit it. [137 words]
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Poltergeist Inc. Part Two (Short Stories) Hilliard Aerospace has a secret.... [390 words] [Science Fiction]
Ripple Effect (Short Stories) A scientist has discovered time travel or maybe his own descent into insanity. [838 words] [Science Fiction]
Scarborough Fair (Novels) This is a portion of one of the chapters of the novel Scarborough Fair. It is a place the people there aren't completely sure what it is. The chapter is entilted Brenda. I will submit it in portion to... [657 words]
Scarborough Fair Part 2 (Novels) Further portion of the chapter Brenda. [701 words]
Scarborough Fair Part 3 (Novels) Further portion of the chapter entitled Brenda. [888 words]
Semantics (Short Stories) A police interview. [305 words] [Drama]
Shooting In Iraq (Short Stories) - [466 words] [Crime]
Should I Look Within (Poetry) For my mother. [125 words] [Spiritual]
Silicone (Short Stories) (The centralized theme of the story is to ask the question in a marriage how much of it is companionship and how much of it is sexual? Is there a balance? On the psychological level, what is the balan... [3,012 words] [Psychology]
Sirens (Short Stories) - [682 words]
Space, The Final Finale -Repost- (Short Stories) What happens in space can be inside or outside the mind. [1,008 words] [Science Fiction]
Stains (Poetry) - [120 words]
Standing On A Monterey Pier (Poetry) - [59 words]
Stephanie (Poetry) - [63 words]
Tacoma (Poetry) A poem about the city I love and believe has potential. [111 words]
Tangled Berry Bushes (Short Stories) In the style of Edgar Allen Poe. [1,892 words] [Crime]
Tempered Tools (Poetry) Healing is always a miracle [30 words] [Spiritual]
Tenements (Poetry) - [58 words]
The Adventures Of Roco Clay (Novels) A man hunts the takers of his wife in the Sudan. [1,128 words]
The Axe Man (Poetry) A professional on his way to work. [113 words]
The Cascade Hills (Poetry) In Washington State, there is nothing more lovely than the Cascades in the dawn. Another installment of my sunlight collection. [67 words]
The Christian Thing To Do (Novels) Lincoln Washington sits in ambush for two outlaws from Coltrane' s gang. [1,021 words] [Western]
The Clearing (Short Stories) A simple ghost story that happens to be true. [783 words] [Horror]
The Conductor (Short Stories) What exactly is death? Is it the release of our spirits or just the recycle of energy? One person will soon discover the truth. [920 words]
The Dawning Of A Seattle Morning (To Doc Bryon) (Poetry) I wrote this poem a bit ago but never liked it. With the passing of my friend Doc it seemed to all come together. [78 words]
The Game (Short Stories) A contractor contracted to knock down the last vestment of baseball learns the power of the game. [1,838 words]
The Hunter And It's Prey (Short Stories) - [446 words]
The Manipulatory Factor (Novels) The only man that can save Known Earth struggles to save his sanity. This is a section of the chapter titled The Manipulatory Factor in book one of the DayStar Trilogy. I started writing this my first... [1,160 words]
The Penalty Is Death (Short Stories) A Private Investigator is hired by a client to find out if his wife is having an affair. What he finds will change his life for good. [4,184 words] [Crime]
The Phantom Group (Novels) Portion of one of the chapters. [2,308 words]
The Quintessence Of Death (Poetry) - [96 words]
The Reckoning Zone (Short Stories) A place we all must give a reckoning for the deeds you have done. [491 words]
The Stairs Of Woman Hill (Phnom Srei) (Short Stories) It's time we brought home all our missing Americans from the Vietnam War. This story is for all who fought in that damn war! [1,208 words]
The Stigma Of A Race (Poetry) - [79 words]
The Strength Of Six Million (Short Stories) A young man is confronted with death but calls upon the strength of Six Million. [746 words] [Fantasy]
The Trees On Mckinley Avenue (Poetry) - [153 words]
The Union Chronicles (Novels) This is a portion of a chapter of a novel I wrote some time ago. I was re-reading it and thought it might be a nice read. [790 words] [Fantasy]
The Voyage Of The Kyle Mayes (Poetry) This is a poem in 5 beat meter as a part of the poetry contest mentioned in the Advisor. [78 words]
Title Less (Poetry) - [95 words]
Union Chronicles (Novels) Just a little more of the story. I enjoy this section the most. [645 words] [Fantasy]
Wal-Mart Wants To Rule The World (Essays) Someone left a message that this article was racist and I would like the site's opinion. [917 words]
Wanning Colors (Poetry) - [102 words]
Wanning Vivid Colors (Poetry) - [140 words]
What Else Can Sunrise Do (Poetry) Driving to work I see the sunrise nearly everyday...it's a wonderful death and life expereince. [60 words]
Where The Struggle Has Gone (Poetry) - [86 words]
Who Are We (Poetry) I wrote this after my mother past away Are we spirits or just a portion of the universal constant...energy? [124 words] [Spiritual]
Who Are We -Revise (Poetry) For my mother. [124 words]
Wto Rally The Final (Short Stories) Joe has a rude awakening. [548 words] [Fantasy]
Ze Zen Ta Continue (Novels) - [545 words] [Science Fiction]
Ze Zen Ta (The Way Of The Thinking Fist) (Short Stories) First part of a potential novel. [692 words] [Science Fiction]
Forgive Us Of Our Debts...Finale
E Rocco Caldwell

It was his orange boots every black Coltrane questioned concerning the burning of Free Town recalled. The ones who did the burning wore hoods like the Klan but the boots were clearly seen against the burning of town. Coltrane knew a heartless bastard that rode with James Bennett by the name of Tommy "Orange Boots" McClain. He killed Shawnee for free just because he liked to.
"Bastard never had someone shooting back when he did his killing," Coltrane said struggling to stay aright in his saddle. Someone had been following him every since the pass and whoever it was knew how to track. Coltrane figured a Shawnee maybe Apache? He didn't like having someone on his rear so accomplished but stopping and rooting him out would take too much time so he decided to continue riding and force whoever tracking him to stop. If it was an Indian Coltrane would be the one stopping first because an Indian could ride for three straight nights have his horse dropped dead and then walk a week longer. Coltrane was running out of bullets too. He had only the six in the Peacemaker none in the Schofield and twenty rounds for the Spencer. He hadn't killed so many in such a short period before but opportunities did present themselves and he wasn't one to past up on opportunity.
The dawn winked at the horizon and his hands were nearly frozen. His face ached from the dust and dried sweat. The pain traveled from his buttocks to his neck. His horse was fatigue and he knew he had to stop or kill the horse. He climbed down and began the ritual of undoing the saddle. His horse was froth with sweat and its breathing so anxious it cause Coltrane some concern. He wiped down the animal and gave it water and cornmeal. He was weary but knew he couldn't rest long. A company of pissed off soldiers were a few hours behind him. He figured he had one hour. He could still move faster than the company even on his tired horse. He pulled the Peacemaker from his belt and sat on the saddle. He watched the dawning sky.
Lace was her name and she was beautiful like the winters in Pennsylvania when the shutters and trees were iced over. Her skin was so soft and she always smelled of peaches and larch pine cones. He met her sort of mysteriously at a general store rally he led. He loved to watch her dance studying her compact shape in the long corset. The way her apple blonde hair drifted gently on the air and her laugh brought such peace to him. She was a devote Quaker, an abolitionist even in Missouri where the state was split over slavery she told him. All he knew of her family was that her older sister died of Scarlet Fever after marrying an engineer.
"Easy, Mister Coltrane," Lincoln's voice said bringing Coltrane out of the dream. The Belgian revolver Lincoln held was pointed in his face.
"That was you following me, Lincoln?" Coltrane smiled. "You had to have had Indian training.
"Never mind that, sir. You just drop the colt and I'll take the Schofield too." Coltrane was impressed the way Lincoln watched his every move. He reached for the Schofield. "Sir, please hand me the gun butt first."
"You've done this sort of stuff before, Mister Washington." Coltrane leaned against the saddle. He placed his right hand on his right knee. "Now what are you going to do?"
"I going to take you to Topeka and turn you in to the sheriff. I'll testify that the shootings were in a fair fight for you though. But, Mister Coltrane, I can't have you killing people so you can repay a debt you owe me. I told you that you didn't owe me a thing."
"You don't get it do you? This isn't for you! I was killing railroad people years before I got to Sweetwater. I did all this to revenge my father and brother both of them tied so tight in barbwire they had blood squeezing from their skin! I did this for the animals that raped and murdered my wife! You have nothing to do with this! But if you need convincing then I guess I'll have to convince you!" Suddenly a derringer popped out from beneath his right sleeve. "Now you're a big man but this here derringer has two shots and I know I won't miss placing one of them right between your eyes! So please drop that Belgian." Lincoln allowed the gun to fall to the ground lifitng his hands over his head.
"That's a hell of a trick, sir," Lincoln said.
"Got this from a card dealer I shot in the head thought it might come in handy." Coltrane rose to his feet. "If you don't mind could you place my blanket and saddle on my horse?" Lincoln did as Coltrane wanted.
"Are you going to kill me?" Lincoln asked.
Coltrane climbed on to his horse and broke out in laughter. "No, Lincoln, if I killed you I would still owe you that debt so now we are all even up. You saved my life and I don't take yours!" The reasoning in Coltrane's statement made Lincoln Washington smile but only for a very short period of time because he knew that a man driven by revenge followed a fool's path.
"They are going to eventually kill you, Mister Coltrane. You know that don't you?"
"Hell, Lincoln, everybody has to die one day." Coltrane turned his horse and headed for Topeka.

Topeka was one of the fastest growing towns in Kansas because of the Oregon Trail and the railroad. It didn't take Coltrane long to discover that Charles Caldwell lived on a large ranch just outside of Topeka. It was once Shawnee land. Everything was once Indian land! The road to Caldwell's ranch had two deputies from Topeka and three Pinkerton agents on it to protect the wealthy railroad man. The Pinkerton men wore their fancy suits and derbies. Coltrane knew if he used the Spencer it would alert Caldwell and the town but in close he could use the Peacemaker it was much quieter. He retrieved the bola hanging on the side of his saddle and rode normally towards the men.
He was nearly twenty yards away before one of the Pinkerton agents noticed him. Coltrane pulled the Peacemaker from his belt and jammed his spurs into the horse. The horse jumped forward. He aimed the peacemaker at the man's head and fired. The Pinkerton agent crumbled to the dirt road. The others reacted reaching for their guns but the Pinkerton agents wore shoulder hostlers and couldn't clear their guns. Coltrane dropped both of them in four shots. He tossed the bola towards one of the deputies watching it tangle around his neck. He fired at the other deputy dropping him beside the two dead agents. Coltrane stopped his horse and walked over to the deputy trying to untangle the bola. He pointed the empty Peacemaker at the man.
"Is Caldwell at his house?" The man nodded. Coltrane remounted and headed for the ranch.


Coltrane looked through the scope on the Spencer placing the cross on Charles Caldwell dressed in his Sunday's best. It was Sunday morning Coltrane realized. The day use to hold a special meaning in his life. Caldwell climbed up on the buckboard and stared at his pocket watch. He leaned over and kissed a woman seating next to him on the cheek. Coltrane caught a glimpse of the woman's hair. He moved the scope over to the woman seated properly beside Caldwell and Coltrane's heart froze. He couldn't believe what his eyes were telling him but she had the apple blonde hair and her features were undeniable. He could never mistake the look. The woman seated beside Caldwell was Lace's sister. The sister who left after college to marry an engineer that engineer was Charles Caldwell. But Lace said her only sister died from Scarlet fever. Then it came to Coltrane how Lace's face was smashed in so she couldn't be recognized. He recalled how the railroad always knew what he was planning with the farmers! How he met Lace after his father and brother were killed! She was a Pinkerton agent always had been planted to learn of his plans. Coltrane's heart choked him and his eyes filled with tears. Rage was something he was used to but it mastered him in that moment! He squeezed the trigger of the Spencer watching her head explode and spray blood all over Caldwell. At that moment anything and everything good in Coltrane died. A man can't live owing!

      

 

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