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    New Short Stories - Published on July 2, 2014

    Big Dream by Anna Sykora

      When people see a lady in mourning they peek at your hands, to find a ring. I didn't have one, and the three grubby youths packed onto the coach's middle seat gawked at me as if I'd dropped from a star. Keep Reading...

    Two-Gun Tory by Ben Solomon

      Cash Kittle knew one thing for sure in this world: he had a date with destiny and Two-Gun Tory. Hell, he knew more about Two-Gun Tory than his own kin. Kittle got his hands on every scrap of every last thing ever wrote about the gunslinger. Keep Reading...

    Incident at Cutler's Creek by Christopher Bleakley

      The cattle deaths were savage and unexplained, dominating all talk in Cutler Creek. A week ago, without warning, the sinister attacks had started. Emmet Grady's Longhorn herd, three dozen and a half prime steer, one by one succumbing to a foul destruction. Keep Reading...


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    New in Serialized Fiction - Published on July 1, 2014

    The Jehrico Collection Part 10: Jehrico and Chico and The Western Conservation Society, Inc. by Tom Sheehan

    They had found the secret cave, Jehrico and Chico... but they soon found out that they were not alone in the discovery. Keep Reading...

    Read the previously published installments of The Jehrico Collection.

    The Jericho Collection is a thirteen part novella that will be serialized at The Western Online. A new story will be published on the first of each month.

    Try our previously published novellas that have already been serialized on the site: Orphan Elixir, or The Call Chronicles, or Clarence Clapper's Capricious Caper by John Rose Putnam.

    New Historical Article - Published on May 5, 2014

    Ben Thompson Won A Tombstone Before Being Murdered by G.R. Williamson


      Ben Thompson and King Fisher were cut down in a hail of gunfire on March 11, 1884 while enjoying cigars and whiskey at the Vaudeville Theater in San Antonio, Texas. Both were noted gunfighters of the day, each having killed a number of men during their lives. Keep Reading...

    New Book Review - Published on May 5, 2014

    The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy - Reviewed by Kenneth Mark Hoover

      The Border Trilogy is perhaps the most talked about, dissected, and critiqued trilogy among adherents of the western genre. And for good reason. The arc of the story spans personal trauma, elusive hope, and isolated love. These themes are leavened by cold and brutal violence which shapes the characters and reflects the hard and raddled landscape in which they find themselves hopelessly trapped. Keep Reading...

    The Roundup

    A Movie Masterpiece - Once Upon a Time in the West by Mike Pizzolato

    By the late 1960s, director Sergio Leone is ready to retire from making westerns and rest on his laurels. Those laurels include For a Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and A Fistful of Dollars, which have established television's Clint Eastwood as a bankable movie star in the so-called Man with No Name trilogy. Keep Reading...

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