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Open Hands
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A very short western story about an Indian guide with a creative solution to a small town's outlaw problem.
As the Clock Strikes....
Series: The Permanent Man, Episode 12. Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Western
AS THE CLOCK STRIKES…. Dr. Blue has everything he needs to successfully pull Patrick Hold—also known as the Permanent Man—from the past and back to the future. However, Agent Red is on his trail, hoping to find the Permanent Man he has searched over two decades to find. Back in 1864, Patrick Hold is determined to rescue Wes Cooper and Chimala from Clyde Calvin’s grasp.
A Hero Does It Wrong
Series: The Permanent Man, Episode 10. Price: Free! Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A HERO DOES IT WRONG. Patrick Hold has been captured by Clyde Calvin’s gang, and Wes Cooper wants to save him. Besides himself, Wes has the Cahilla Indian, Takoda, to help. Overcoming Calvin’s gang will prove difficult, and the two together stand little chance of success. But when Wes is offered a job that will lead him directly to Calvin, it just might be the key to rescuing Patrick.
The Not So Great Escape
Series: The Permanent Man, Episode 9. Price: Free! Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
THE NOT SO GREAT ESCAPE. Though Clyde Calvin’s gang took him captive, Patrick Hold has confirmed Calvin held Takoda’s wife, Chimala, hostage and plans to sell her on the Indian slave market. Now Patrick is determined to escape Calvin’s grasp and free Chimala. But doing that is easier thought than accomplished, especially since failure could end with Chimala’s death.
Whiskeyade
Series: The Permanent Man, Episode 6. Price: Free! Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by Forever Young Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Western
WHISKEYADE. Patrick Hold has learned that Clyde Calvin and his gang are holding a Cahilla Indian woman hostage. That woman might be the wife of Takoda that he wants to find. Patrick must infiltrate the gang to see if it is her, and that carries the danger of suffering under Calvin’s wrath.
The Fifth Rider: New Damascus
Price: Free! Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
New Damascus was a place of desert and mountain. It was a town suffering from sickness, where trouble always stopped by to holiday. It was the preacher who finally took matters into his own hands, praying for salvation. Salvation didn't come. Something else did.
Straight
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A short story about a lonesome cowboy and his faithful horse.
Grown Fast and Hard
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Western
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.
The Death Bed
Price: Free! Words: 157,180. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
The Manchells had striven for years to preserve the façade of a normal middle class suburban family, but when the threads that had bound them begin to unravel the members find themselves at odds with each other and themselves. The family drifts apart and collides violently back together again, as they find that they are still bound to one another through their shared suffering.
Value Received
Price: Free! Words: 26,310. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Colorado, 1895: gambling with their lives, a Mormon prospector and his Southern Paiute companion work the wrong end of a gold vein, a vein that leads to The Devil's Own, Haitian Voodoo, and a pair of crazy outlaw brothers. Can their Icelandic pony, Magic Dog, help to save them?
West of the Texas Nebula
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Literature » Western
(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
Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
A sappy, emotional story about a girl and a horse.
The Steakhouse Cowboys
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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
Price: Free! Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A cowboy returns to his homeplace to face the mistakes of his past.
Golden Vengeance
Series: Lucky Dawson, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Young adult or teen » 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
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Flash fiction set in a Western frontier town
Sheriff Gregg & The Righteous Widow
Series: Sheriff Gregg, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western
(3.00 from 1 review)
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'
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(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.