A-Z Blogfest where writers are encouraged to blog the alphabet. So today, for example, you blog about anything that starts with A. While I can't promise I'll blog every letter (I typically like to blog Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays), I'll certainly do my best.
I couldn't pass up "A" though, especially since the main character in my current work-in-progress is none other than the very mysterious Apache Kid.
The legend of the Apache Kid fascinates me probably because there is so much about him we don't know. And even the stuff we think we know about him is sketchy.
One day, his real father was killed and the Apache Kid returned to the San Carlos reservation to defend his father's honor by killing the person who killed his father. (And here's where the history gets even fuzzier.) This led to court trials, prison time, gun battles and escapes. A who-done-it masterpiece. Historians have been unable to agree on his crimes nor even when and where he died, which makes him all the more intriguing to me. His Apache name means "tall man destined to come to a mysterious end" which pretty much summed up the Apache Kid.