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New Short Stories - Published on February 22, 2014
A Bad Tooth Day by John Laneri
Sheriff Matt Carson stepped from his office just as a chilling gust of wind blew a flurry of snow along his neck. Pulling his collar higher he continued on, determined to walk his usual morning rounds throughout Neverton, a small Texas community along the cattle trail to Fort Worth.
Once in the street, he spotted Roscoe Sayers standing outside his newspaper office.Keep Reading...
The Shade of Richard by Nicole Maddalo Dixon
Jimmy went along with us to Lincoln so that I would have him with me while the two "prisoners", Billy and Tom, were being kept. By the time Sheriff Kimbrell and his men arrived in Patricio we had to make a late start, and so on our way into Lincoln we stopped to make camp, cooking two rabbit carcasses that had been hunted down for sport by two of the posse men. Keep Reading...
New Historical Articles - Published on February 1, 2014
Bob Ford Speaks His Mind by J. R. Lindermuth
Just months before he was gunned down by Deputy Sheriff Edward O'Kelley on June 8, 1892, Bob Ford reluctantly consented to an interview by a reporter in Creede, Colorado. The interview, which was picked up by newspapers across the country, came on the heels of a false February 1892 report Ford had been shot and killed in a quarrel. Keep Reading...
New in Serialized Fiction - Published on March 1, 2014
Bola City had some names worthy of collateral of any kind; owners of businesses, a few partners, two lawmen, two saloon keepers and perhaps three barkeeps, and lovely women who made waves in many fashions. But Jehrico Taxico, from my point of view, was the leading citizen of this town. His escapades are often the meat of conversations whenever a new face comes into town and stands dumb-faced and open-mouthed as one of the old denizens spins off a story about Jehrico's iron tub, or found piano or cock-eyed burro or his artful use of a wolf pup in a get-even scheme of "things Jehrico." That's especially rich when the talk gets to Lupalazo, who Jehrico up and married in a week of found, and became the happiest man in Bola City. Most of us say that it was Providence kicking in on Jehrico's deal, his first shot at romance. 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.
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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