2 Works in Paris or Somewhere (1994)
This time, when Christy Mahon leaves Montana, he's not running.
15 Jul 2006
“Looking to hire?”
Alex nods. “Need to get the hay in. Won’t be easy, just two of us.”
The other man smiles suddenly, an odd little half-wince, half-smile, and shrugs. “I’m stronger than I look. Can’t be any harder than planting potatoes.”
“Room, board, and twenty-five dollars a day. Three hundred dollar bonus if we get everything done before the weather turns. You had breakfast?”
“I could eat,” the other man says, and sticks out his hand. They shake on the deal.
“Alex Bresnyachuk,” Alex says, and motions toward the door of the diner.
“Christy Mahon.” He picks up his duffel bag and falls into step next to Alex.
Originally published in 2006.