I own a small town bar and grill in the heart of Nowhere, Texas. My name is Mac McIntyre. My bar and I play host to the numerous characters passing through.
First there’s Hank, a well-known country and western star, who employs Jerry, a highly skilled and just as highly paid chauffeur. I’ve always wondered why a chauffeur would study Zen philosophy and every form of martial arts, but then again, I guess it’s none of my business.
Then there’s Hank’s sister, Sam, who just moved in, much to the disdain of Noreen, the resident air-head with a knack for sleeping around and hating girls prettier than her. Of course, I have no complaints against Sam, I owed Hank one. Besides, it’s been a while and I needed a new waitress anyway, not that I’m trying anything. And Juan, the young boy living just over the border, can’t be here every day to help. His English isn’t even that great.
Then there are the rest of the residents of my bar here at the crossroads, all just trying to enjoy a drink without having to kill each other, or maybe just Noreen, first.
I’ve already been to Vietnam. I don’t want to fight in any other wars.
Author Bio: I was born in West Palm Beach in the same hospital six years after Burt Reynolds. Raised in Miami until I was 18, I then relocated to Cape Canaveral in '61-62. I studied engineering, but became an entertainer during the folk music craze. I don't know how, but the Original Seven astronauts sort of adopted me and before I knew it, I was an entertainer for the next 25 years. No matter where I was singing, my boss would receive a call from one of the astronauts to let me off long enough to be booked into the Cocoa Beach Ramada Inn lounge, where I appeared for every flight from Mercury through the last Apollo mission.
I've lived in Los Angeles for almost 20 years, while on the road most of that time, and played in clubs from San Diego to Prince Albert, Sask. Canada (in the dead of winter, I might add.)
I've been married 27 years and now reside in my husband's hometown of Jackson, Ms.
keywords: Ghost Town, Saloon, Old West Opera House, Harley Davidson, Mystery, Love Story Texas, Dallas, Country Entertainer, Country Music
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Published December 3, 2012
by First Edition Design Publishing.
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