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Six New Short Stories - Published on May 22, 2015
A Woman Comes to Hazy by Stephanie L. Rose
The day she came to live in our little town the sun was shining bright. No one had seen anything like her before. The darkest brown hair you ever did see, and when she stepped off the train and into the sunlight, why, her hair fairly sparkled red. Everyone on the street stopped and stared, even the womenfolk, and folks inside crowded to the windows to see why it'd got quiet all of a sudden. Keep Reading...
Charley's Final Gift by J.R. Lindermuth
Charley came 'round the Horn at the beginning of the rush and progressed from camp to camp across the Sierras with the horde of other Argonauts, Chinee and other foreigners, battling the elements and the Indians for a share of the wealth that never fell to his lot. Keep Reading...
Boyd Rode Alone by Matt Cole
Alvin Boyd was a killer. He confirmed it now as he backed slowly out of the Alcove Spring Bank with a smoking Colt in one hand and a gunnysack full of money in the other. The teller had made a move for the pistol underneath the money counter. Alvin Boyd's bullet had caught the unfortunate man between the eyes. Keep Reading...
The Senator's Visit by John Laneri
Most Saturday mornings, Sheriff Matt Carson bypasses the town cafe and heads straight for breakfast at Aunt Jillie's Boarding House — a place known throughout Texas as the finest establishment in Neverton, a small community along the cattle trail to Fort Worth. Keep Reading...
Remember Me in the Halls of Valhalla by Kenneth Mark Hoover
Before John Marwood became a federal marshal in Haxan he rode with a band of killers on the Mexican border. These violent men were led by Abram Botis, an apostate from the Old Country. This brief story is from those days.... Keep Reading...
Lead Belly Markham by Michael LeCompte
Clint Markham folded the letter from his father and gazed, deep in thought, out the window of the passenger car of the Southern Pacific Railroad he was riding in. The plains rolled gently by, seemingly endless, wide open, desolate. . .lonely, as he chugged westward.. Keep Reading...
New Historical Articles - Published on May 26, 2015
Running Irons by G.R. Williamson
In Texas, one of the quickest ways to be strung up by your neck was to be caught carrying "running irons" rolled up in your bedroll. The mere possession of these rustler's tools meant an on-the-spot trial for the rider that usually resulted in a rancher hollering, "String him up!" No judge, no lawyers, no arguing - just pure and simple justice. Keep Reading...
The Oatman Massacre by Gary Every
On February 18th, 1851 a covered wagon climbed the steep bank rising above the Gila River. On board the covered wagon were Royce and Mary Oatman with their seven children ranging in age from seventeen to one year of age. A group of Native American warriors attacked the wagon in what became known as the Oatman Massacre. Keep Reading...
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