New Cowboys By Shannon Yarbrough

June 16, 2011 Comments Off on New Cowboys By Shannon Yarbrough

Daddy waltzed Mamma into divorce. Larry Gene Frye was on piano that night at the Boogie Barn, so Mamma went dancing.

“Howdy Ma’am, you wanna dance with me?”

The owner paid pale handsome boys in boots, tight jeans, shiny belt buckles, and big black cowboy hats to dance with the older ladies.

Mamma waved them away, but then Larry began to play Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You.”

She stood up and waved a new cowboy over.

“Evenin’ Ma’am.”

“Young man, for years I followed a man’s lead,” she said, “tonight you are gonna dance with me. Two step?”

© 2011 Shannon Yarbrough

Shannon L. Yarbrough is a writer, painter, photographer, and poet living in St. Louis, Missouri.  He is the author of three novels, and he believes in ghosts.  He’s an amateur gardener, novice wine drinker, book reader, movie lover, music listener, and a pretty good cook.  Find him online at

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