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Book / Romance

December 31, 1969

Reads: 8097

Comments: 46

Likes: 3

Shelves: 4

Only my third short story, Hexed is a very short glimpse into the intent of a woman who uses her natural abilities from beyond to gain her will. Please begin at the Prologue Update, I think this is becoming more of a Novella than a short story, Read More

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Sometimes you don't get but one mistake. Read More

Reads: 299

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

After a long Texas cattle drive, two cowboys seek relaxation and fun in a remote Mexican village, but instead, ride into mystery and terror. Read More

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"A really enjoyable Western yarn, with an authentic feel to it. The characters had a nice, gritty edge to them, and the story rolled along nicely..." Read More

Reads: 268

Comments: 1

After murder and theft, talkative outlaw meets the Kid in saloon in late 1870's. Read More

Short Story / Westerns

April 17, 2020

Reads: 382

Cheaters never win Read More
Novelette - 1856 - an eight year old boy and seven year old girl are brutalized by Indians, then by an outlaw gang, the boy's mother murdered. Rescued by a Texas Ranger and adopted by him, the boy grows up to acquire the skills needed for him one day as… Read More

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A lone Rider comes to town, seeking vengeance on a gang of murderers. Read More

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A traveler mysteriously comes across a Midwestern town with a bizarre store that seems stuck in a time warp. Read More

Short Story / Westerns

November 29, 2019

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Old west. A man and woman are chased by a posse. The woman, De Miller, can she bring fortitude and live? Read More

Reads: 1106

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

Tate Huntington survived the horrors of the war between the states, but the battle to face up to the killing, well, that battle is still being fought when Tate rescues a young woman forced into prostitution and does it the only way he knows: with a gun--which starts a battle… Read More

Short Story / Westerns

November 12, 2019

Reads: 520

ghost town Read More

Reads: 713

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

A stop for a drink leads to a drinking contest with a life on the line. Inspired by the Ghoultown song by the same name as the story. Read More

Reads: 1003

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

A shell-shocked Civil War veteran wanders the West trying to outrun the bad luck that seems to follow him where ever he goes. Read More

Short Story / Westerns

August 14, 2019

Reads: 1059

The Rattlesnake Gang's one bad day. Read More

Reads: 1041

Unforgivable is a western written by Genny Mikel a long time ago adapted from a script intended for film use. In 1873 a peacefully retired gun fighter, former Confederate cavalry man George Rogers is running his business when his old gang, run by Wesley Sterns, whom he disliked as a… Read More
My entry for the Booksie Short Story Competition 2019 is the first one of a collection of twenty stories, some serious, some light-hearted, set in the Wild West. They are much shorter than the ‘Sunset Stories’ that are also part of my Portfolio. Like the Out West tales, each one… Read More

Reads: 722

Comments: 1

In a world gone to hell, a man journeys through the desert. Read More

Short Story / Westerns

April 21, 2019

Reads: 994

Comments: 1

Harry is a trail boss leading caravans of people out west to search for their fortunes. It's his job to make sure his charges make it to California safe, even from themselves. Read More

Reads: 1137

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

A haughty gunslinger meets someone who isn’t quite what he seems. Read More

Reads: 1074

A gun-slinging gambler comes to Silver Rock and challenges Sheriff Duggan to a gun duel. How long can he resist when his friends are cheated in a crooked card game and one is wounded confronting the gambler? Read More

Reads: 702

Shelves: 1

it's the year 2048, the whole world is a wasteland. the setting is in texas where groups of people in the west texas area are now exploring towards the east. tribals like the sentinel tribe already have a big chunk of the east. many wealthy men have established a border… Read More

Reads: 1218

On a cold lonely night, a cowboy enters the camp of three strangers and tells them a story. Read More

Short Story / Westerns

December 10, 2018

Reads: 859

Shelves: 1

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One man called it a square deal while the other called it a swindle. Tempers flair when an once-in-a-century rain floods the plot of land, the barn, and the house, drowning the livestock. Read More

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Prejudice and hate lead to deadly consequences when two drifters try to run a Chinaman out of town. Read More
A short story about Cash Johnson, a sheriff, and Charlie Bucker, a bank robber and unhinged man, set in the hot wild-west of Arizona. Part of the 'Shorts' collection of short stories available on Amazon. Read More

Reads: 1246

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

Juez trails four murderers to Silver Rock City, AZ. After killing the sheriff, the four men hole up in the saloon, drinking and busting up the place. Juez steps through the doors, kills two, and wounds another, but is fatally shot in the gunfight. Read what happens next in this… Read More

Short Story / Westerns

September 03, 2018

Reads: 718

Short Story / Westerns

August 20, 2018

Reads: 1672

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

Shot and left for dead by three bank robbers, Dewey Gibson has no food, has a wound that's becoming infected, and is a week's walk to the nearest town. Read More

Reads: 1204

Comments: 2

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A thriller in a Western setting, about a gunslinger looking for his next paycheck. Read More

Reads: 1575

Comments: 2

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Just a fun little blur Read More

Reads: 1153

Comments: 7

Shelves: 1

You are going to feel the weights being removed. Everything you do will become more enjoyable. only when you express the truth by developing Courage. #soulfulLife ~David R. Hawkins M.D., PH.D. (Letting Go) Read More

Reads: 1470

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

Riding for a cattle ranch might be rough work for a man even these days, but saddling up as a woman and expecting the same respect on the job is even tougher. Read More

Reads: 1267

Shelves: 1

Short Story / Westerns

December 20, 2017

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Written for India Emerald's weekly Flash challenge. This week it was to write out of your comfort zone and try a new genre -- I chose a Western! Read More

Reads: 1063

Comments: 3

The Head-Splitters have finally struck, taking the man's two older children away from them. Read More