The Texas Reconquista

TITLE – The Reconquista Cowboy

AUTHOR – Alan Nafzger


 

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Set in a futuristic Texas Reconquista, the story revolves around the adventures of a twenty-something “perma-fried” man from rural East Texas. He’s a young man of some means, because he knows how to cook dope and after an ETM attack leaves Texas decimated, meth is the new currency. A meth wealthy man named “Cowboy”, who has watched so many western movies that he either loses or pretends to have lost his mind in order to revive the Texas Rangers and save Texas from a Mexican occupation. He recruits a simple tequila distiller, Juan Seguin, as his companion. Juan often employs a unique, crude wit in dealing with Cowboy’s rhetorical worship of Gus McCrae and Ethan Edwards. The Texas Rangers haven’t existed for quite a long while, but the two friends adventure out into the chaos of resistance. In the first part of the book, Don Quixote does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a 1950’s John Wayne movie.

The story is set in Texas following an EMT attack that leaves Texas without electricity and occupied by the Mexican army. Imagine every electronic device going dark, including the electronic ignitions of our newer vehicles. Cowboy and Juan must travel the state mounted on vintage motorcycles. They live without luxuries such as smartphones or wi-fi, and while the basic necessities like power, heat, supply chains, and infrastructure are rendered completely inoperable; it’s okay. They have a series of adventures to keep them busy.

It occurred to me that nearly everyone in Texas was or wants to be a hero. The problem is hardly anyone is equipped for that, and the ones given police cruisers, and guns, seem entirely quixotic; I mean I can see the qualities/flaws of Don Quixote. And so, I met a messed up young man, barely twenty and not a tooth left in his head. And, I wondered what he would do if someone turned off the lights and started singing the Mexican National Anthem. Thank god, that’s not going to happen but I had a great deal of fun translating Cervantes’ Spanish novel into Texan. — Alan Nafzger

This is a retelling of what was probably the greatest novel ever written. Author Alan Nafzger has remarked in the media, he only “translated” Cervantes’ Don Quixote into “Texan” and made it “slightly” modern.  Nafzger has also pointed out that it’s farcical that Texas must be rescued by a generation of young people hopelessly addicted to methamphetamine.

VOLUME ONE – Texas’ Reconquista Cowboy

PROLOGUE

EXT. COLOSIO COUNTY, TEXAS – RURAL DOUBLEWIDE IN – 2048. 6

EXT. NUEVO ACUÑA COUNTY – TAWAKONI NO-KILL SHELTER. 10

INT. BEXAR COUNTY – DENVER HEIGHTS. 10

EXT. BEXAR COUNTY – HOME ON DOLOROSA STREET. 12

INT. BEXAR COUNTY – MI TIERRA CAFE Y PANADERIA.. 13

INT. RAROIAM, BRAZIL – SOLDIERS HOVEL. 16

INT. EL LLANTO COUNTY – DENHAWKEN. 17

INT. BEXAR COUNTY – MI TIERRA CAFE Y PANADERIA.. 18

INT. BEXAR COUNTY – JOE’S FATHER’S HOME. 18

INT. BEXAR COUNTY – MI TIERRA CAFE Y PANADERIA.. 19

INT. YUKATAN – HOSPITAL. 20

INT. BEXAR COUNTY – MI TIERRA CAFE Y PANADERIA.. 20

INT. RAROIAM, BRAZIL. 22

EXT. BEXAR COUNTY – SAN SABA STREET. 22

EXT. BEXAR COUNTY – COMMERCE STREET. 22

EXT. BEXAR COUNTY – RIVER WALK.. 23

EXT. MONUMENT – EAST MARKET STREET. 24

INT. TAVERNA DO IMPÉRIO.. 25

INT. HOME IN DENVER HEIGHTS. 26

EXT. MONUMENT – EAST COMMERCE STREET. 27

INT. RIVER WALK – TOBACCO SHOP. 27

EXT. BONHAM STREET TO THE RIVER CENTER. 28

INT. HOME IN DENVER HEIGHTS. 29

INT/EXT. CHILLICOTHE, MONAHANS, QUINTANA, ROCKPORT. 29

INT. DENVER HEIGHTS – JOE PEROT’S STUDY.. 30

EXT. THE CORNER OF 24TH AND SAN LUIS STREETS. 30

EXT. MEXICO CITY.. 30

EXT. COLOSIO TO GENERAL TREVINO COUNTIES. 34

EXT. MEXICO CITY – CONDESA. 39

EXT. GLENRIO HOTEL – PARKING LOT. 40

EXT. MEXICO CITY – SUNNY’S APARTMENT. 42

EXT. PENA NIETO COUNTY.. 43

EXT. SAN ANTONIO  – SUNNY.. 43

EXT. CON CARNE COUNTY.. 44

EXT. BEXAR COUNTY TO FORT WORTH.. 47

EXT. PENA NIETO COUNTY.. 53

EXT. ABILENE – SUNNY.. 54

EXT CALDERON COUNTY – DAINGERFIELD. 58

EXT. LUBBOCK – SUNNY.. 59

EXT. CALDERON COUNTY – DAINGERFIELD.. 61

EXT. COLOSIO COUNTY – JEFFERSON.. 63

EXT. COLOSIO COUNTY – RURAL DOUBLEWIDE. 64

INT. COLOSIO COUNTY – RURAL DOUBLEWIDE. 64

INT. FORNEY – MOM AND POP BURGERS. 66

EXT. VINCENTE FOX COUNTY.. 67

INT. DALLAS – HALF PRICE BOOKS 2058. 71

EXT. VINCENTE FOX COUNTY – MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.. 73

EXT. SALINAS DE GORTARI COUNTY – GOAT BARN.. 77

EXT. SALINAS DE GORTARI COUNTY.. 79

EXT. SALINAS DE GORTARI COUNTY – MESQUITE TREE. 81

EXT. PORTILLO Y PACHECO COUNTY – BIKER BAR. 89

EXT. PORTILLO Y PACHECO COUNTY.. 91

EXT. DIAZ ORDAZ COUNTY – THE LA PASADA.. 99

EXT. DIAZ ORDAZ COUNTY – THE LA PASADA.. 104

EXT. DIAZ ORDAZ COUNTY – THE LA PASADA.. 107

EXT. LOPEZ MATEOS – COUNTY ROAD.. 112

EXT. DEL NORTE – COUNTY ROAD.. 117

EXT. PANCHO VILLA COUNTY.. 122

EXT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES COUNTY. 122

EXT. ECHEVERRIA COUNTY – DUSTY AND DRY PLACE. 128

EXT. ECHEVERRIA COUNTY.. 131

EXT. ECHEVERRIA COUNTY.. 139

EXT. TORTILLA COUNTY.. 140

EXT. ECHEVERRIA COUNTY.. 142

EXT. ECHERERRUA COUNTY.. 148

EXT. ECHERERRUA COUNTY.. 153

EXT. ECHEVERRIA COUNTY.. 159

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 164

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 170

EXT PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 174

EXT PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 177

EXT PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 183

EXT PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 186

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 188

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 189

EXT. OLD MEXICO.. 193

EXT. OLD MEXICO.. 198

EXT. GULF OF MEXICO – SAILBOAT. 202

EXT. BEACH ON THE TEXAS COAST. 205

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 207

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 210

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 214

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 219

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 224

EXT. PORTILLO E PACHECO COUNTY.. 228

EXT. TULUM COUNTY. 230

EXT. NUEVO CASTILE COUNTY. 233

EXT. NUEVO CASTILE COUNTY. 240

EXT. CENTRAL ZIPOLITE COUNTY. 246

EXT. EAST ZIPOLITE COUNTY.. 250

EXT. CENTRAL ZIPOLITE COUNTY. 252

EXT. COLOSIO COUNTY – STREETS OF JEFFERSON. 255

VOLUME TWO.. 258

EXT. SUNNY AND CHRISTIAN AT GALVESTON. 258

EXT: ALAMO AT SAN ANTONIO – 2036. 261

INT. MARION COUNTY.. 271

INT. APARTMENT IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN. 276

INT. MARION COUNTY.. 277

INT. CARBONNIER HOME IN SAN ANTONIO.. 282

INT. MARION COUNTY.. 285

EXT. MARION COUNTY.. 289

EXT. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.. 290

INT. MARION COUNTY.. 291

EXT. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.. 294

EXT. TRAVIS COUNTY.. 294

INT. DALLAS COUNTY.. 296

EXT. JUAN’S DISTILLERY, JUST A BARN EAST OF JEFFERSON.. 296

EXT. TRAVIS COUNTY.. 300

INT. WEST OF JEFFERSON IN MARION COUNTY.. 301

EXT. WAREHOUSE DISTRICT IN PORT ARTHUR. 304

INT. SAM HOUSTON’S TWO STORY AT JEFFERSON. 305

INT. COWBOY’S DOUBLE WIDE IN MARION COUNTY.. 306

EXT. HIGHWAY IN TITUS COUNTY.. 309

EXT. LAMB COUNTY MONTHS BEFORE. 315

EXT. WICHITA COUNTY PRISON. 322

EXT. STREETS OF TAWAKONI IN HUNT COUNTY – NIGHT. 329

EXT. STREETS OF TAWAKONI IN HUNT COUNTY – DAY.. 331

EXT. KAUFMAN COUNTY. 338

EXT. LOUISIANA AT NEW ORLEANS. 341

EXT. HENDERSON COUNTY.. 352

EXT. HENDERSON COUNTY.. 356

EXT. HENDERSON COUNTY.. 361

EXT. ANGUS IN NAVARRO COUNTY.. 368

EXT. SILVER CITY IN NAVARRO COUNTY.. 370

EXT. MEXIA IN LIMESTONE COUNTY.. 371

EXT. THORNTON IN LIMESTONE COUNTY. 372

EXT. LIMESTONE COUNTY AT KOSSE. 378

EXT. BRAZOS COUNTY RANCH HOUSE. 385

EXT. WASHINGTON COUNTY.. 389

EXT. WASHINGTON-ON-THE-BRAZOS. 393

EXT. UNDER THE TENT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY.. 396

INT. RANCH IN LEE COUNTY.. 400

INT. NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS IN COMAL COUNTY.. 402

EXT. SIERRA DEL CARMEN IN BREWSTER COUNTY.. 404

EXT. THE SOUTH LLANO IN EDWARDS COUNTY.. 408

EXT. NOT FAR FROM MARION IN GUADALUPE COUNTY.. 409

INT. ACE AUTOMOTIVE GARAGE IN GONZALES COUNTY.. 414

EXT. A PARKING LOT IN GONZALES COUNTY.. 418

EXT. PARKING LOT IN GOLIAD COUNTY.. 420

EXT. PARKING LOT IN GOLIAD COUNTY.. 421

EXT. PARKING LOT IN GOLIAD COUNTY.. 422

EXT. THE RIVER AT REFUGIO.. 424

EXT. TELFERNER MANSION IN VICTORIA COUNTY.. 426

EXT. TELFERNER MANSION IN VICTORIA COUNTY.. 428

EXT. TELFERNER MANSION IN VICTORIA COUNTY.. 432

EXT. TELFERNER MANSION IN VICTORIA COUNTY.. 435

EXT. PORT LAVACA IN CALHOUN COUNTY.. 437

EXT. BAY CITY IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 438

EXT. MATAGORDA IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 439

INT. BAY CITY IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 439

EXT. VAN VLECK IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 441

EXT. AT OLD OCEAN IN BRAZORIA COUNTY.. 442

EXT. BAY CITY IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 443

EXT. BAILEY’S PRAIRIE IN BRAZORIA COUNTY.. 444

EXT. NEEDVILLE IN FORT BEND COUNTY.. 445

EXT. BAY CITY IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 449

EXT. NIA’S TOWNE SQUARE RESTAURANT – MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 453

EXT. COLORADO COUNTY.. 457

EXT. MATAGORDA IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 460

EXT. PINE HARBOR IN MARION COUNTY. 464

EXT. BAY CITY IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 467

EXT. 1010 COLORADO AVE. – TRAVIS COUNTY.. 471

EXT. BAY CITY IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 474

EXT. THE FM 521 BRIDGE IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 475

EXT. BAY CITY IN MATAGORDA COUNTY.. 476

EXT. THE COURTHOUSE IN LASALLE COUNTY.. 478

EXT. THREE RIVERS IN LIVE OAK COUNTY. 481

EPILOGUE. 482

EXT. RIO HONDO IN CAMERON COUNTY.. 482

EXT. THE RANCH IN VICTORIA COUNTY.. 482

EXT. NEEDVILLE – FORT BEND COUNTY.. 482

INT. LUFKIN IN ANGELINA COUNTY. 482

EXT. HOUSTON IN HARRIS COUNTY. 482

EXT. NACOGDOCHES COUNTY. 483

INT. MARSHALL IN HARRISON COUNTY. 483

EXT. TEXAS FIRST BUSINESS PARK IN MARION COUNTY.. 483