THE ANGEL OF THE WEST: A MELLERDRAMER
Jacqueline T. Lynch
Copyright 2011 Jacqueline T. Lynch
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“Angel of the West” - short story, humor, 4,700 words. A female sheriff in the Wild West and the idealistic newspaper publisher who rides her coattails to fame writing newspaper articles about her.
The outlaw clutched Cal Foster by the neck and shoved him off the train, then pointed a rifle at him. No chance to shoot; gunfire suddenly resounded from the hill. The rifle leapt of the outlaw’s arms like a fidgety cat, at which point Cal Foster, awaiting his demise, vomited, which was his habit in moments of distress. The shocked outlaw gaped at the lone cowpoke on the hill had so dramatically disarmed him. He sneered and shouted,