EP013: The Once and Future Dentist

By D. Richard Pearce.
Read by Stephen Eley.

“‘He was the most skillful gambler, and the nerviest, fastest, deadliest man with a six-gun I ever saw.’ Do you know who said that, Doctor?”

He coughed politely and sat in a nearby chair. “Begging your pardon, ma’am, I’d be more interested in who they were talking about.”

She laughed softly, and seemed to turn her attention to him fully for the first time. “Wyatt Earp said those words about you, Doctor. At your funeral, I suspect, though I don’t know for sure.”

Rated PG. Contains violence, alcohol, and gratuitous time travel.

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  1. al saiz says:

    That was a great tale…good job on Doc’s accent and you make a very fetching Madge.

  2. John says:

    A good choice well read, as we’ve learned we can rely on you to provide. Stephen. Sorry to hear your clear longing to be in Glasgow. Cheer up, I just happen to share your taste in Glenmorangie, and will make it a point to raise a glass to you and your continued success. I got this bottle, not yet opened, while wearing a kilt as a friend’s best man in Gretna Green last year. Tonight will be an excellent occaision to have a wee dram.

    Thanks so much for the shoutout. O.K., folks, you heard the man! Money AND blood are needed! TANSTAAFL!

  3. Steve, haven’t listened to this yet but it sounds like you mentioned whisky. You can be sure that I’ve been drinking your share for you. I’ve acquired about 20 little bottles to sample to help decide which bottle gets brought back. Toasts to both you and Sullydog have been made. Have to go now, there’s whisky to be consumed.

  4. Mike S says:

    I will add my voice to those above in fulsome praise of ‘Once & Future Dentist’. Great story, well read. I need more!

  5. I’ve listened to this now and it’s fantastic. Goes great with Auchentoshan Select 🙂

  6. Aaron says:

    One of my favorite characters has been given life once more! Wonderfully read, and a great story t’ boot!

    Keep’m com’n and I’ll keep on listening.

  7. scatterbrain says:

    The Once and Future Dentist?

    How about The Once and Future Gunslinger?