Home From A Deadly Confrontation

From the novel. Available at Amazon Books

Harry looked at me. I looked at Harry.

“Welcome home, Harry,” I said. “Now you say it.”

“Is it unusual for Joe to run around in the snow with his Yeti rifle?” The echo of my question sounded slightly mad to me.

“Not much smells worse than baby shit,” I said agreeably.

“You’re half-asleep! I said it wasn’t that. And yes, it did smell worse.”

“Well, the merm’n turned around, and sich another looken mortal man gr’t gr’ndf’th’r said he never did see. He’d big bushy hair all ov’r ‘im, and big whiskers…He hadn’t stich clothes ont’ ‘im, but the water was up to’s waist, and kivered ‘im up…the merm’n began to talk out the darndest talk you ever heerd. I disremember ‘xactly, but I b’lieve ’twas something like ‘norgus porgus, carry Yorkus….’”

Truth is stranger than fiction. Most recent edition of Joel Barber’s book about decoys where he told about the “merm’n” and described a Sasquatch.



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Bill Burkett

Bill Burkett

Professional writer, Pacific Northwest. 20 Books: “Sleeping Planet” 1964 to “Venus Mons Iliad” 2018–19. Most on Amazon for sale. Il faut d’abord durer.