Charley Was A Cowboy

Charley was a cowboy. He couldn’t imagine living any other life. But he knew he was part of a dying breed. Folks nowadays wanted ease and comfort, and a cowboy’s life is hard. It takes determination and true grit to become a real cowboy.

Still, that didn’t stop city-folk from dreaming of chucking city life and getting back to nature. Every year some young buck would make his or her way out to the ranch and sign on as a hand. Of course, most didn’t stay once they found out how grueling the work was.

Being a cowboy ain’t romantic like the movies make it out to be. Nor is it as dramatic. Charley had never been in a shoot-out. He wrangled cattle and trained horses. Simple as that.

Charley expected city folk to be a little ignorant of the cowboy life, but this latest city slicker took the cake.

“Well, I admire your initiative, son. But that’s a tree, not a horse. Maybe it’s best if you ask for your old job back. What was it? Internet influencer? I ain’t sure what that is, but it probably suits you better.”

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