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Grown Fast and Hard
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Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life is full of twists and turns, as the saying goes, but you never know when that life-altering event is coming at you. Some twists can turn out very fortunate, while others ... let's just say, there are others you wished you hadn't had to endure. Life can be a tough teacher, and the test tougher yet. Grown Fast and Hard - A contemporary short story set in the American West.
West of the Texas Nebula
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Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by ResAliens Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
While honoring the visiting dignitaries from Tau Ceti, Sol’s Mayor, Wit Thomason, had a heart attack. He spent a good couple of minutes twitching on the floor, soiling his finest suit, right there in front of aliens, citizens, and everybody. It was only a matter of time before some gunslinger made a move to take over the job. If I wanted to save my skin, it was time for me to get out of Dodge.
You Were Lost
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Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
A sappy, emotional story about a girl and a horse.
The Steakhouse Cowboys
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Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Brett and Harry are cowboys in the truest sense of the word. They are hard, tough, and serious men who take their jobs and steaks serious.
Blood of the Lamb
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Price: Free! Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
In the nineteenth century, Cain is a gunfighter known as a leading cause of ghost towns. His desire for a peaceful life is impossible given his inability to remember his sordid past. Now, his friends from a Palouse tribe have begged him to right a wrong brought about by the US Cavalry. Indebted to the tribes, Cain rides to confront the Cavalry. And the demons of his past ride beside him.
Return
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Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A cowboy returns to his homeplace to face the mistakes of his past.
Golden Vengeance
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Series: Lucky Dawson, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Lucky Dawson knew that he should have just kept on riding. How could a little conversation, a meal and a card game lead to a hanging. His hanging to be exact. In 1875, Montanans didn't like card cheats but he wasn't one. He was just, well, lucky. The other players didn't think so and that started the ordeal.
The Kid
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Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Flash fiction set in a Western frontier town
Sheriff Gregg & The Righteous Widow
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Series: Sheriff Gregg, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(3.00 from 1 review)
Hester Jones is a new arrival in Butterfield, a respectable widow who's inherited a farm up in the Smoky Hills. But is she all that she seems? The third short story in the 'Sheriff Gregg' series.
Homer Bolton: The Sheriff of Duncan Flats
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Price: Free! Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Here is the first person narrative of Homer Bolton. Follow Homer as he starts out on his father's cattle ranch, then becomes a Deputy in Broken Hearts before becoming the first Sheriff of Duncan Flats. It is meant to be a light read and should take about 60 minutes.
Six Ways of Dyin'
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
The sheriff of a small town must pay for the life that he ruined many years ago. The past has returned and it will settle for nothing less than blood.
Big Iron
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Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(3.00 from 1 review)
The small, remote, New Mexican town of Paja Rita doesn't get many visitors. Till one day, a stranger rides into town---with a rather large hunk of iron on his hip.
Six from Greeley
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Price: Free! Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Greeley, Texas--a frontier town with a bad attitude and a reputation to match. Who lived in such a wicked place? Several compelling answers spring to life in this short story collection spanning more than a century of life, love and lust in the west Texas dust. This revised edition includes a sample chapter from Josh Langston's new novel, "Resurrection Blues," a tale of a town that doesn't exist.
Kid Lay
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Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young man fancying himself a gunfighter comes to town to make a name and reputation for himself by calling out the sheriff. The resultant gunfight will give Kid Lay a new alias. perhaps not to his liking.
The Long Ride
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Price: Free! Words: 64,690. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Sam Warren. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
This the first story in the saga of two families, Dean and Egan, drawn together by friendship as well as desire to give justice to the small communities in a raw Wyoming. They dealt it as it should be done, swiftly and surely. They had little time or patience with those who would take and waste lives of those who would strive for life in the harshest of environments.
Guest Ranch
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Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Guest Ranch is a short story about a couple visiting a Guest Ranch. They meet a trail guide who is also a storyteller who tells them a tale of the Old West. The husband is in a bad mood over a traffic fine and he is slow to become receptive.
Fistful of Reefer
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Price: Free! Words: 78,850. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Fistful of Reefer is a dieselpunk, weird Western pulp featuring goats, guns and the camaraderie of outcasts. Set along the Texas border during the waining years of the Mexican revolution, Fistful focuses on a group of unlikely heros and their unlikely foe as they stumble upon the fringes of a cabal bent on world domination. Fistful lives between No country for Old Men and the Three Amigos.
The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek
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Series: The Muddy Creek Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.
The Owen Family Saga Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
Three chapters each from the first three novels in The Owen Family Saga, plus a bonus look at the forthcoming Book 4: Spinster's Folly. "Marsha Ward really does write Westerns with heart. And her Owen family saga is among the best you'll ever read. Learn what our ancestors did to build this land. Like the Man from Shenandoah. Highly recommended." ~Chuck Tyrell, author of The Prodigal
Western Hospitality
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Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Don't take your eye off a country girl...