trucker westerns?

Discussion in 'Road Stories' started by Spyke, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Spyke

    Spyke Light Load Member

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    Who wants to see one? I'm a sometime western writer with a few published westerns under my belt, I feel like truckers are the modern day cowboys, and I'd like to try porting the melodramatic western to a modern trucking environment. Been thinking this for a while, now that I know which side of a truck should be touching the road I think I can pull it off witj your help. I aim to write and post weekly, as I only have internet on the phone at my house. I may try to publish a resulting story, but for now I just want a good read that gives the trucker a place that a modern western should. A man up against society, the world, the wild, sometimes even the law to get the job done. Please, let me know what you think, and in time I will start posting chapters.
     
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  3. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    I too believe we are the modern day cowboys in the sense that the way we get the job done is soon going to be an outdated way.

    Self driving trucks, trailers loaded on railroad trains for the longhaul, and even the super panamax Panama Canal shipping more millions of loads back east bypassing major west coast trucking lanes all will have the effect of turning us into dinosaurs.



    Hopefully in 100 years truckers will be romanticized in film much like we do for the old west cowboys.

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  4. TheDude1969

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    Sounds like Smokey and the Bandit may be back? Last thing I remember seeing, anything like what your saying is Kid Rock's "Cowboy" video.
     
  5. Mattflat362

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    I'm in! Always wanted to take my shot at acting! :)
     
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    LMA!
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    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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  8. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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  10. sawmill

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    Well when it gets made into a movie here's a song you can work into it.
     
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