There's something about John Wesley that has always intrigued me, to the point of really wanting to create a character just like him who may or may not be on the side of the angels. I think I came close with the Jack Dillon character in my "Beat to a Pulp" story, but he's a hard character to do anything with because he shakes his head at a lot of the scenarios I set up for him. Dude doesn't want to work.
I've wanted to kill a few snores in various hunter's camps over the years.
I really do like that last quote...
My monster-in-law snores for Britain. When they come and stay we can hear her from our bedroom upstairs. D'you think I'd get away with it? :-)
David, the closing quote on your post also appears on the tombstone of gunfighter, Clay Allison (1840-1887).
Brian, Ha. Your character giving you trouble. (BTW that is such a top story.)Travis, I remember your story of the loud neighbors at the hotel and how you handled it. You're a modern day JWH.Alyssa, He called it like he saw it for sure.David, I wouldn't recommend murder in this case. :)Ron, I saw it listed at two different sites as belonging to JWH but who knows with the internet.
David, Trouble indeed. I come up with ideas and things for him to do, but when I try to write the story around him he's like, "Dude, I have no motivation here, so I'm going to sit and sulk until you come up with something that interests me." That's the problem with the detailed character sketch I created for him, but I like how the character challenges me to come up with something "just right" instead of shoving him along for the sake of shoving.I changed his name to Jack Regan in the Reaper's Dozen collection because I plan to pair him with another character soon, as a sort of Hawk-like sidekick, who also has a last name that starts with "D". I didn't want any confusion between them.
And then there's the mysterious Bob Dylan song (deliberately misspelled as "Harding,") which makes John Wesley sound like Robin Hood.
Brian, I'm looking forward to reading the new adventures. Keep 'em coming.Evan, I love that album and song but I couldn't find a good enough YouTube version to post. Everything was a cover.
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