Battleshed Diaries

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

For A Few Models More: Hang 'Em High




The Reverend 'Truth' Foster deferentially closes his bible and slips it back under his frock coat as he concludes his church's prayer and nods towards Deputy Archie Roach, who's impatience with proceedings is clear as day despite his woeful attempt at feigned solemnity. The Mexican vaqueros, Teo De Herrera, twists and struggles on the dusty wooden platform, his hands tightly bound together behind his back and his neck held taut and red raw under a thick loop of coarse rope secured to the gibbet.