Green Grow The Rushes

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In a Wild West where demons abide, Lachlan longs for the wealth to wed the girl of his dreams. But a demon's gold comes at a terrible price: the road to damnation awaits Lachlan if he becomes entangled in the snares and tricks that an ancient evil weaves. A short story from a Weird Wild West that never was by the author of Soul Cages and Cubicles, Blood, and Magic. More

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Published by Osuna Publishing
Published: March 01, 2011
Words: 12,650
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458103154
About L. M. May

L. M. May writes science fiction & fantasy for teens and adults, contemporary stories, and mysteries. Stories published include novels such as Cubicles, Blood, and Magic and Soul Cages. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Albuquerque The Magazine.

L. M. earned degrees in geography and physics. She worked as a research assistant and software quality engineer before becoming a full-time writer. She and her autistic family live in the New Mexico desert.

Visit her website at for more information, story samples, and upcoming book releases

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Review by: Voice Spider on June 06, 2012 : star star star star
This was a wonderful story. Unlike most weird west pieces, this one didn't include a gunslinger, preacher, or anyone else of that type. Instead, it's more of a slice of life piece where the slice of life is something rather weird and horrific. It's a refreshing tale compared to the pistol fights and bar room brawls.

The characters are well done, each of their actions believable and reactions realistic. During the story, I found myself angry or upset at some of the characters for their choices and actions. Some of that was due to the irrationality of some of those decisions, something that most writers have difficulty capturing. But May does it well, and it makes a highly enjoyable story.

Lastly, this story is well priced on Smashwords, something I find a lot of authors don't do. Priced at $1.49 USD, it's not lumped in with the 99cent stories yet not over priced for something so short. I was happy with the pricing and would have gladly paid $2 for it.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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