“May I ask you another question, Vic?”
“But don’t get mad.”
“Is this about Lee Marvin again?”
“Is it true that when you mumbled your ‘Howdy, partner!’ you actually wanted to say ‘Howdy, sucker!’?” She looks at me, a bit embarrassed. “Some people say that.”
Dumbfounded I look back at her, then I crack up into loud laughter. I am shaking from head to foot. A comfortable feeling.
Miriam Pharo is a german author who writes mainly sci-fi thrillers.The Last Cowboy, a short story with elements of magical realism, is her first work translated into English.