The Orchard

The Orchard

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by Wynn Perry
     
 
“I’m not sure exactly what day or anything, but can you give me a ride to the truck stop. I want to try and catch a ride with one of the trucker's heading out on I-87.”

“So you’re heading south, huh?” How does Jodi feel about that, I wanted to ask?

Looking out at the orchard he went on, “Yeah, I think

Overview

“I’m not sure exactly what day or anything, but can you give me a ride to the truck stop. I want to try and catch a ride with one of the trucker's heading out on I-87.”

“So you’re heading south, huh?” How does Jodi feel about that, I wanted to ask?

Looking out at the orchard he went on, “Yeah, I think I’m ready for some warmer weather. Florida is always nice in the winter.”

“Just let me know when you want to leave, I’ll take you to the truck stop.” I told him.

“Sure appreciate it, man. Do you want another beer?” The kinder Kenny was the madder I felt.

Draining the last of my beer, I got up, “No, I’m all right. I think I’m going to head up to bed anyway.”

“I’ll go ahead and go then, see you tomorrow. Night.” I heard Kenny say to the door I’d shut tight on my way into the house.

After he left I grabbed another beer, turned off the lights and went back out on the porch. Sitting in the dark I made my decision. Kenny could not wreak havoc on our lives and walk away. He wouldn't need that ride after all, I thought.

The following Wednesday, while Kenny was at another meeting with Willie, I pulled out Granddads Winchester. Heading out into the orchard I shot a deer, dressed it out and hung it next to the barn.

Thursday I went to the forge and gave a firm push on the fourth plank from the front. Slowly I exchanged one barrel for the other. Taking a seat on the back porch, I turned on the radio, wondering what the music of my life would be today. Today WFLS didn’t fail; "Why Me?" filled the night. Listening to the words, ‘my souls in your hands,’ I waited in the dark, for Kenny to come home. Granddad's shotgun across my lap.

In The Orchard we find out what kind of circumstance a man would have to find himself in in order to feel that shooting another man was okay. A woman would have to be involved. What kind of woman could inspire that in a man? Not once but twice.

What kind of man would give in to that temptation?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013731257
Publisher:
Wynn Perry
Publication date:
12/18/2011
Series:
The Orchard , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
111 KB

Meet the Author

Other than baking, reading and writing, riding my Harley is a passion and a favorite thing to do. Family vacations on the seat of a bike well outweigh any fun one can have in a car. Can you imagine taking Route 23 in Kentucky or riding the Snake on Route 421 in an RV? It just isn’t the same. I do a lot of thinking about what I’m writing in the seat of my Sportster.
I have always been a supporter of people. It has taught me that we should figure out what we have in common, that that unites us,in order to overcome our differences. This lesson has never been more prevalent than the time I’ve spent working with handicapped individuals. I’ve learned some of my greatest life lessons from the most unusI have always been a supporter of people. It has taught me that we should figure out what we have in common, that that unites us, in order to overcome our differences. This lesson has never been more prevalent than the time I’ve spent working with handicapped individuals. I’ve learned some of my greatest life lessons from the most unusual people. Which goes to show that you really can’t judge a book by its cover.

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The Orchard 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished The Orchard and thought it was great! I didn't think that I would like the main character(who would like a murderer?)but Johnny is a man's man that I could relate to. He's just an everday guy with problems that Wynn Perry made loveable. Looking forward to reading the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago