You aren’t seeing things. Yes, it’s been a long time since I posted a short snippet, but believe me I’ve had good reasons for not posting regularly.
This snippet is from Christmas at Love House: A Bittersweet Interlude, book #3 with no spoilers. The video at the end is kind of how my bull rider feels now. As Velia says in the book, “The body of a bull rider ages fast.”
Modified from its original version.
He wrapped cold hands around his warm cup. Retirement loomed overhead. Each morning getting out of bed reminded him. For once, he’d have to give it serious consideration. It wouldn’t be like he retired. From bull riding yes, but he’d still have his bulls in the PBR, so it would always be a part of his life. Bulls surrounded his environment, so there’d be a hellion to ride almost anywhere he went.
After the new year, maybe by summer, he’d break the news to Velia, that indeed, retirement was in the near future. This time, he felt good about it—at peace with the decision. For now, he’d set it aside to simmer.
Stomping snow off his boots before entering, he removed them in the mudroom. Finishing his first cup, he poured another, then went upstairs to get the crew. In the middle of the hallway, he bellowed. “Cowboys, let’s ride!”
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NOTE: Do you know bull riders wear spurs on their boots? It can’t be anything pointy like the one in this image. I only used the image for effect. TIP: check out this video to see what a real bull riding spur looks like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY1hZ0XPdLo
For bull riding fans: Strap on those chaps because World Finals begins in early November in Las Vegas.
For hardcore fans like me, I just learned that Netflix is hosting a six episode Professional Bull Riders (PBR) documentary series called Fearless. I already added it to my list on Netflix. Season One is coming August 19th. ❤
Here’s the video I mentioned in the opening of this post. 🙂 George is the best and one of my favorite country music singers.