Most folks, as they get older, reminisce about the past of unfulfilled hopes, plans, and dreams. Have you ever said yourself, or heard a few of your friends say, "Before I die"?
In this story, several different people say those famous words. A few get to see their dreams come true; others do not.
A young Pennsylvania doctor's father wants his son to take his wife and go west, following his dreams. "Son, before I die..." His dream came true, and they all went west to Trinidad, Colorado.
An outlaw with murder in his heart said, "Before I die I want..." It never came to pass, as he was sentenced to hang before he could fulfill this murderous dream.
Then there is a local town sheriff who does his job of protecting the people of his town. "Before I die, I hope to see my town and county safe from robbers and killers. Why are some men so greedy they would kill for money?" Will his dream ever come true for Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado?
A judge sat in his courtroom; before him sat killers, kidnappers, and robbers. "Before I die, I want to see..." His dream was well on the way to coming true.
©2017 Paul L. Thompson (P)2017 Outlaws Publishing LLC