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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the O.K. Corral
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Series: Let Me Clear My Throat - Short Stories, One at a Time, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
A stranger arrives in Tombstone and walks into the middle of the famous shootout at the O.K. Corral. The first in a series of free short stories by Steeven R. Orr, author of Holliday's Gold.
Ambush at Kansas City
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Series: Michelle Tanner - Going West, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Red Kittys Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
A young woman, Michelle Tanner, begins a journey west. Befriending a living legend Nathan Meeker he quickly becomes her mentor. "You got it all Missy. For better or worse, you got it all! You may become a legend or you could be a corpse. I don't want to be sending no letter to your Pa explaining how you were killed." Michelle realizes quickly life in the west will not be business as usual.
Open Hands
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(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.
Red Ringer
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Price: Free! Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
In the American Wild West of the late 19th century there were no credit cards and few bank accounts. But that did not mean there was no such thing as identity theft. It just made it a much more dangerous game.
The Fifth Rider: New Damascus
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Price: Free! Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(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
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Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A short story about a lonesome cowboy and his faithful horse.
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.
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.
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.