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    New Short Stories - Published on March 27, 2014

    Bal Masqué by Melissa Lenhardt

      I watched the Comanche massacre my wagon train from the safety of a buffalo wallow.

      They came with the setting sun at their backs and in the wagon train's eyes. At first I thought it was a mirage until the quaking ground, war whoops, and the skittishness of the animals told me it was all too real. Keep Reading...


    New Historical Article - Published on April 3, 2014

    Top 10 Books on Old West Gambling by G.R. Williamson

      Fans of the Old West know that the gambling played in today's casinos is a far cry from what was seen in the "gambling resorts" of the 19th Century. With that in mind, what were the gambling games? How were they played and how did you cheat at them? Who were the major players and where did they ply their skills throughout the West? Keep Reading...



    Top 10 Great Gambling Halls of the Old West by G.R. Williamson

      Gambling played an integral role in the lives of the Americans that drove the western movement across the continent during the 19th century. Running the gamut from the opulent emporiums of the Barbary Coast to the dirty tent saloons of the mining towns, all of the "gambling hells" offered whiskey, painted Jezebels, and a chance to take a dance with Lady Luck at the gambling tables. Keep Reading...


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    New in Serialized Fiction - Published on April 1, 2014

    The Jehrico Collection Part 7: The Secret of Jehrico's Creek by Tom Sheehan

    In the heart of darkness, in the heart of night, Jehrico Taxico told his wife Lupalazo about the secret of the creek he had been swimming in for weeks and weeks, practically every time on his way home after leaving Bola City on a new search for old goods promising new values. It was said by a traveling drummer by the name of Epaminondas Anganistopolus that the Mexican junk collector had the "Midas Touch." 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.





    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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