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A prequel to Damascenas that I haven't been able to fit anywhere in the book. I'm thinking of maybe having it be the first chapter cause it gets you in tune with the characters a little. If anything I'm wondering if Charlie's dads Bostonian persona was hard to understand, like… Read More

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"You have an awesome collection of stories, and I'm so pumped to keep reading. Great work CJ. - E.E" Read More

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Curtis and the gang make there way to Proudkeep. After a brief break, they stumble upon a pair in need of help, but things are never so simple for the gang. Read
The boys await the news from Pidge on the marriage of his eldest. Read
The gang finally gets to settle down for a proper night's rest, but relaxation isn't on the itinerary. Read
Marshal Thibodeau must try to turn a young man down a better path. Read

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Parker has a repeat trip to Denver Read

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marshal thibodeau and his choctaw friend are on the trail of crazy harvey wells. "somewhere up the trail, perched in his nest, harvey wells spat and cursed. 'pretty quick there, boys, aren’t ya? now just stick your head out again and i’ll part your hair for ya.'" Read

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Curtis and the gang arrive in Onyxlanding to resupply and rest. Unfortunately, they can't go anywhere without running into trouble. Read

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"Hector Kilborn Thibodeau was a long, taut-muscled man near thirty. The son of a New Orleans merchant and a Cajun queen, he came to the Marshall service at twenty-three and had quickly made a name for himself at Fort Smith." Read

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Curtis and the gang continue east toward the next town, but they learn that the open desert is just as dangerous as a crowded city or town. Read
Parker has to take drastic measures to save his camp from varmints Read
Back in the days of his youth, Parker has a memorable trapping trip. Read

Reads: 175

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When Crusty Bill arrived in town again with a bag of gold nuggets, the town banker's greed came to a head, and he hired a gunfighter to find the motherload, one way or the other. Read

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"Well done, good story in a Walter Mitty sort of way..I enjoyed it." Read

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Sly approaches Curtis with a proposition. Curtis also opens up a little about his past and who exactly he's searching for. Read

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January 05, 2022

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JJ hates his father for not standing up for himself, then learns his father's true strength. Read

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Curtis makes his way through the bustling town of Coyote run hoping to restock his supplies and sleep in a real bed for once in a while, but he winds up dealing with more than he bargained for. Read

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Outlaw Curtis "Dawn" Conrad searches for a mysterious cowboy in hopes of finding answers to questions about his past and possibly his future. Along his quest, he encounters foes in the form of law enforcement, the noble Rangers, other Outlaws, and supernatural forces beyond explanation. Read

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Jesse is not a normal kid, he hangs out at the sheriff's all day. One day, Tom asks him to volunteer to kill Boney Halan, the greatest outlaw of the 1880s. Will he take the job, or not? Read

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A young man goes west to escape a troubled home life and finds himself in a lawless mining town in The Dakota Territories Read

Short Story / Westerns

November 10, 2021

Reads: 243

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Welcome to Texas, the mid-1880s, and a tiny incidental desert hamlet named Slap Out. It's a little known, seldom spoken of frontier town, snugly nestled beneath majestic mountains along the southwestern border between Texas and Mexico, and morally poised between virtue and corruption. It's a mundane community barely on the… Read

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November 10, 2021

Reads: 315

To the close observer, even at a distance, there was a difference in the figures as they straggled through the sage-brush. The man who rode a big black stallion, leading two other was outfitted in all black. A horned toad startled by the intrusion darted across the trail from the… Read

Short Story / Westerns

November 10, 2021

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The year is 1849, the hottest part of June. With the rising morning sun behind his back, Cold Steel's shadow had stretched before him. He was going to face his opponent, the evilest cut-throat who’d ever lived, the crooked Sheriff of Slap Out. He didn’t say a word, but somehow,… Read

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OneShot was only sixteen the day the town of Clearwater hanged his father for being a horse thief. All because he wouldn't sell the big black stallion he captured on the open range to the town's sheriff. Read
The black stallion, it’s head held up, arching his neck, humping up once in 'while, as the sun beat down on its back, walkin’ like he didn’t have ah care in the world. The open range provided a wonderful home for the wildlife. After taking bite of the grass in… Read

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A lone Texas Ranger is on the trail of a wanted vicious outlaw. He's as sly and dangerous as any man I've ever known, but no man is above the law, including Black Hand Kelly Smith. Read

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The young couple met at a college rodeo. They married and went about their lives in respective careers in New York City. Restricted in their apartment during Covid-19 pandemic, they grew wary, decided to seek out their old lives out west and moved to Central Texas. There, they purchased land… Read

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Another Saturday, and another Bobby Story in the Ravine series. This time Bobby goes west and has an adventure. Read
Ruthless train robbing killers Hack Sawyer and Stan Kerns seek a means to a quick fortune through blood and lead. What cost would you be willing to pay for the life you want? Kerns and Sawyer discover their cost as they try to outrun the law but can't outrun their… Read
"Bloody" John Tull has carved a brutal path thru his life with lead & death. Once again he is on the run from the law but this time he stumbles into a town which seems to admire even revere the outlaw. Could this be what he's been looking for all… Read
Famed actor James Rutherford cones to town and there he meets a charming young woman who would love nothing more than to be alone with this debonair gentleman. She has her chance when the two share a stage to the town of San Quetzal. The ride is one that will… Read
Micah Foster, injured, on foot and alone in the brutal San Toranado Desert, comes face to face with a stranger who poses the toughest decision of Micah's life; what would you give to stay alive? Read

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In 1886 in the lawless and relentless Western America, a man arrives from the East to seek fortune and fame. Arriving within a town in Texas, he stumbles upon a mysterious note that leads him into an adventure that changes his life. Read
Can the most vile, stone cold killer without soul or conscience stumble upon redemption even when he's not seeking it? Hoyt Maddox, a man with no remorse or regret, faces such a circumstance when he comes across the remote Mission of St. Uriel. Is it another embassy of faith for… Read
A curious traveling troubadour wanders into Crossroads and into the lives of some of its residents with mysterious results. But someone else has come to town as well and with them comes a dark foreboding which will leave the lives of some folks forever changed. Read
For Christmas 8 yr old Billy Flynn wants to get rid of a bully so he wishes upon a star for help and help arrives in the form of notorious outlaw Reno Rogers. Read
Stanley Braxton is a desperate man on the run, the only problem is... he can't remember who or what he's running from. He'll find his answer in Crossroads and it won't an answer he can live with. Read
When a legendary gunfighter decides to turn over a new leaf his dark past comes to call him out for one final deadly showdown. Read
Crossroads is a town on the edge of the West & the supernatural. Easterner Dexter Pennyworth arrives with a big dreams, a dream which soon become a nightmare by the menacing outlaw Deke Dawson & his deadly six-gun. It's life... or death here in the west. Read

Reads: 388

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The story of a bargain an outlaw makes with the Devil. Read

Reads: 467

Though this story is portrayed years before my time, I grew up in quite similar situations as a very poor farm/ranch son. We hunted jack rabbits, coyotes, raccoons, and badgers and sold them to a local creamery. We milked 23 head of cows by hand and separated the cream from… Read

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It is 25 years after Rose Banner's first visit to the Alamo. She has returned, hoping to meet her strange friend from that first visit. Supposedly, he visits every 25 years. It is a mystery that needs solving. Read how it all turns out. This story is the sequel to… Read