11 Works in The Border Trilogy - Cormac McCarthy

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    Lacey Rawlins has been crushing on John Grady Cole his whole life, so when Grady confesses to him that he's going on a one-man crusade to Mexico (he's just running away lol), of course Rawlins follows him. Their journey takes them across Texas and Mexico, in a not-so-cannonical retelling of All the Pretty Horses by John McCormack.

    PS. I'm writing this to spite my creative writing teacher who forced me to read this boring-ass book last year. Please enjoy my much more entertaining queer version.

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    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
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    7
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    John Grady had some more things to tell the judge. Later, he and Rawlins have some things to work through.

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    4,129
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    The prison at Saltillo has torn John Grady and Rawlins apart, but they still find ways to heal together.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    3
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    42
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    Five years after leaving home, John Grady Cole comes back after receiving a letter from his mother.

    Language:
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    4,104
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
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    2
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    28
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    It gets cold on the way to Mexico. Literally just fluff. Canon-compliant, mostly. Title is from Keats’ ode to a Grecian urn. Might update, please comment if you enjoy!

    Language:
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    Words:
    3,993
    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    10
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    2
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    58
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    Cole and Rawlins go into Mexico to be together, they meet Blevins on their way, and don't get fucking arrested. All parties aged up to 18, otherwise, opening remains unchanged. Very unprofessional attempt at copying McCarthy's writing style.

    Language:
    English
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    4,746
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    2
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    43
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    Billy nodded and was quiet a moment. Then he said, He’s pretty well marked up for a young dude, aint he.

    The doctor paused and looked up at Billy and then at John Grady and his eyes traveled from the scars on the boy’s cheek to the old slashes across his chest to the new ones across his belly and down to where from one leg stared the old bullet mark and from the other the bright red wounds.

    Yes he is, he said. Yes he is.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
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    4
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    42
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    A re-write of the ending. Or: John Grady comes back to Rawlins. John Grady always comes back to him.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,636
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    3
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    62
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    The one he comes home to.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,357
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    594
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    Saltillo chokes deeper than a hanging rope.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,479
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    358
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    Sixteen horses in four days.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,187
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    15
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    521

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