the query, do you think that it's Ol' Hoss or Latigo Flint?
Well it was neither of them, but a picture my son Marcus liked at a
local gallery in WA, I also liked the painting and received it as a
Christmas present from Marcus and Carolyn.
I mention this painting again as it is how I imagine Latigo Flint would
look, No not Brian aka Latigo, the real squinty-eyed gunslinger of the
I managed to track down a favourite "missing blogger" by email
Latigo Flint for those who have read his blog and care, is still
alive and no doubt kicking too.
This is the first link in the chain, my email to Latigo;
Hey Latigo, I came across your email address in an old file and
decided to give it a try just to see if it would get a response or
bounce back to me.
I'm hoping that for some reason you just got sick of blogging
and that you are OK, it would be great to hear that at least you
are alive Buddy.
Email received from Latigo Flint, "squinty-eyed gunslinger"
Peter, my old friend.
Very nice to hear from you. I do live.
I don't quite know why I stopped writing the character of Latigo. One day I just couldn't do it anymore. I didn't feel like writing some big weepy good-bye--that didn't seem very Latigo-like. I tell myself he just saddled up one day and rode out of town, return uncertain, just like a real squinty-eyed gunslinger. I guess we'll see if I ever get him back.
How are things down there? I hope you're well and good and all of that.
All the best,
Brian aka Latigo
My second email to Latigo;
Hi Latigo, (none of that Brian stuff) it was great to hear that you are still kickin' ass somewhere, I think my first guess when you disappeared was that you had turned out to be the second fastest gun in the old west 'n The Kid had gunned you down in one of his temper fits.
For the sake of peace of mind for your legion of fans, who include my Son and Grandson, may I publish at holtieshouse the good news that Latigo Flint is still alive?
Please let me know if you ever decide to take on the same or a different guise as I very much enjoyed your imaginative writing style.
Things in Oz are still rollin' along much as they usually do, we are at the height of our summer and it's bloody hot, there have been some really bad bushfires (wildfires), our sporting instincts, which are all encompassing, are being catered for by an abundance of cricket and tennis, the exorbitant cost of petrol (gas) has dropped a little but is still miles higher than it should be, we continue to kill and maim one another with all manner of weapons, not the least of which is the motor car...
You know... same ol' same ol'.
The best to you.
The trail has gone cold again at this point, Latigo never gave his permission to publish as requested, but I figure he’s gotta come out of hiding to complain, so I probably won’t hear any more about it.