I am a retired Technical Writer who worked for the Department of the Army. I also had some background in newspaper work and business. My college specialty was American Studies and Graphic Arts.My wife and I moved to Wisconsin from Illinois when I retired.
Carbons Creek is a small fictional Western Town with a variety of residents The stories take place in the period after the Civil War. This book contains twelve short, short stories about Carbons Creek. Foremost among the residents is Sarah who inherited the local newspaper when her Uncle Jake was killed. Different characters often narrate the stories which are sometimes told in dialect.
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.