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Big Sky Blue
Price: Free! Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.00 from 1 review)
A story of two very different people who belong together, proof that sometimes fate can have a sense of humor when it comes to love.
The Last Stage
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
The high-wheeled mud wagon stood before the Yuma House behind two spans of mules. John Dudley stepped into the bright moonlight and handed his valise to the driver who tossed it unceremoniously into the carrying rack. Dudley was leaving to catch a steamer in San Diego bound for New York and, ultimately, to the woman he was to marry. But there was a complication...and her name was Margo.
Marshal
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Summer was still in the air when Murdock walked down the main street of the town. He was no longer Marshal Murdock. Now, he was John Murdock, rancher and private citizen. But trouble was brewing between a cattleman and a farmer that could end in a gun showdown. And the new marshal wasn't dealing with it. What should Murdock do?
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.
The Crossed Guns
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"...the crossed guns in Mr. Howard's parlor drew me like a magnet." That how my grandfather began his favorite story. His pa, my great-grandfather, had been the marshal of a quiet Ozark town that one day erupted in gunfire and an old-fashioned shootout. As a 10-year-old, my grandfather witnessed the gun battle. (This fictionalized account is loosely based on the assassination of Jesse James.)
Unavoidable (The Oregon Trail Series)
Series: The Oregon Trail, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Samuel Granville came to Missouri on a two-part mission. First was to get a group of emigrants from Independence to Oregon City. Second was to get his brother Nick back home to the Willamette Valley. While glad to see Sam, Nicholas Granville doesn't feel ready to rejoin his former life. He just wants to be alone with his grief and only agrees to help Sam in town with the pioneers.
Tess Mercury and the Wanton Wife
Series: Tess Mercury, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by DC Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Tess Mercury and her posse are the best damn bounty hunters in the west. This is the story of how Lightning Hazel Harley with her arsenal of death rays, stun guns, incendiary devices, explosives and irradiated lizard spit joined the gang and helped them capture the infamous Chicago loan shark, Rudy the Roll Ricone.
The Hollow Tree Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
US Marshal, Garren Rader, receives an urgent plea to help with an unresolved murder in Valley County, Nebraska. His journey to the frontier uncovers a family in need of encouragement, and a community in need of justice.
Luke Zane and the Bushwhacker
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Luke Zane don't take kindly to being bushwhacked, but when an awful pretty schoolmarm is involved, he starts to see some benefit in even a bad situation.
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.
Runaway Slave
Series: American Frontier--Short Stories by Richard Puz, Story 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Tobacco plantation owner Alvin Tolle is confronted with a split-second decision that will affect the rest of his life. All of my books are drawn from the American frontier in the 1800s. This story is about one man at the forefront of dealing with racism and slavery in North Carolina. Runaway is a snippet from my hard copy novel "The Carolinian," available at Amazon.
Ambush at Kansas City
Series: Michelle Tanner - Going West, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Red Kittys Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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.
I'm With You Now
Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
In the harsh Ypres winter of 1914, a soldier has fallen in battle, and now spends his final moments with his oldest friend.
One Bullet Left
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Someone is killing the members of a pseudo-outlaw gang one at a time. After a saloon brawl in a small town in the old west, the fifth of the six outlaws is murdered and the deputy sheriff witnesses the entire thing. What caused this man, dubbed as the Riata Killer to go after these men with such malice and what will the sheriff of this small western town do with him now that he has been caught?
Cottonwood Cowboys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In a short story designed to make you chuckle, award-winning Western writer Marsha Ward brings you a pair of young men trying to fit the unexpected chore of cutting up a fallen cottonwood tree with a two-man saw into their plans to attend a dance on Saturday night.
Upon the Tide
Series: The Highwaymen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Inspired by the song "Highwayman" written by Jimmy Webb. This is a series of letters about a young sailor named Kristoff Fuchs, on his first voyage in the 1800's.
Mystery on Maple Hill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A gruesome reality confronts seventeen-year-old Willie Saunders when he returns home to Missouri from a summer spent in Montana. His family's cabin has burned to the ground, his mother is dead amidst the ashes, and his father has been shot. Why has this happened and at whose hand?
War Party
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Western Short Story: "Black smoke drew Rolla's eye, smoke where there should not be smoke. Then he heard the noise: high, piercing yips, and a woman's scream, and the flat report of gunshots." With revenge in his heart, young Rolla takes part in the Battle of Salt River Canyon at Skeleton Cave in Arizona Territory.
Radical Times
Price: $1.77 USD. Words: 17,950. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Pick Garver returns to his hometown after the Civil War a hero to some, a turncoat to most, and less likely to be with his true love than when he left.
Desert Harvest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.00 from 1 review)
Teenage Millie has more than teenage problems at the desert ranch. Ma walks out on the family, and Pa's no help in the family crisis. Hurt and lonely, Millie singlehandedly takes over caring for her two siblings. But when her father's friends come demanding a heavy payment for an old debt, Millie finds herself doubting everything she has ever believed in: her family, faith, sanity ...