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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Life (06/15/06)

TITLE: Conversation
By Paul Potenza
06/17/06


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CONVERSATION


Whatta we give each other anyway?

There's a scene in a movie called "The Oulaw Jose Wales".

In the scene, Jose, played by Clint Eastwood, meets with an Indian Chief called "Ten Bears".

Ten Bears has the upper hand, because he can kill Jose at any time. Ten Bears' guys have surrounded Jose, because Jose has ridden RIGHT into their camp.

But the two men have a conversation.

In the conversation, Jose makes a proposition. He offers Ten Bears peace. He explains how the system will run. He says that he will allow the Comanchee to "Jerk Beef" from his cattle and how "the sign of the Comanchee" will always be on his lodge.

Ten Bears replies "These things that you say we "WILL have...We ALREADY HAVE" and Jose says..."That's right, I ain't promisin you nothin extra. I'm just sayin that I'm giving YOU life and you're giving ME life and that men can live together without BUTCHERIN' each other".

I realize that this is a "guy's movie" but there's something to be said for it.

The last thing we hear from Ten Bears is...

"IT SHALL BE LIFE"...

Isn't that what Jesus said?

Isn't that what He rode into our camp to tell us before we killed Him?


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Jan Ackerson 06/22/06
What a powerful ending! I didn't see that coming at all.

Since the Clint Eastwood movie is the focus of your piece, consider fixing the spelling if you do anything more with it: Josey Wales.

Short, and packs a real wallop at the end. Excellent.
Helen Murray06/23/06
Very cleverly said. I love this snappy little piece. No more words than necessary, and the twist at the end works very well. Thank you.
Donna Howard06/23/06
Love the ending. Nice work!
Marilyn Schnepp 09/23/06
Great mind here. Love the last line...tugged at my heart, and tears rimmed my eyes. Thanks for giving me an enjoyable read. Kudos.