Western stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

The Kingdom is no longer the only place to reside. An earthquake has opened a previously inaccessible pass that leads to a new land. Settlers flock to the new land and establish Freedom Springs, a place where dreams of fortune can come true. For many those dreams become nightmares. Unruly… Read More

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The Science Fiction House

The Solar System is in a state of decline. The benevolent AI Moses disappeared decades ago taking mankind's future with him. The dream of the stars is dead. Freelancer Matthew Cole struggles to find a way to pay the bills and keep his ship flying. He's always been a bit… Read More
Tanner was the fastest rider, a hardworking young man, loyal and true to his heartfelt vow to serve with the Pony Express. But one click of the gun, one moment facing danger with courage, one decision changed everything. Tanner saved his truest friend from desperate men, but in that brave… Read More
A collection of dark country poems. A drink with the devil. A gambler. Shootouts. Running for the boarder. Things of that nature. Read More
In the last years of the tough and woolly land called Indian Territory, the outlaw Henry Starr rides roughshod. A native son of “The Nations” he’s more Scotch-Irish than Cherokee, but scorned by both. He never really wanted to journey west of the law, yet fate seems to insist. He’s… Read More

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"Well I certainly wouldn't mind reading some more of Henry Starr's ballad. Well written, gritty and full of Western atmosphere. I could almost ..." Read More

The Dead Line was a railroad cutting across the middle of Indian Territory. It ran straight south from Caldwell, Kansas to Fort Reno, I.T., then down through the Cheyenne and Comanche and Kiowa lands, crossing the Red River into Bowie, Texas. West of it no law existed, only outlaws. On… Read More
A young girl comes of age in post civil war era. After her parents are murdered, she sets off to find her oldest brother who went missing to try to find the answer to who killed them. Along the way, she encounters a new friend, an Indian scout renegade, her… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A chase, a rescue, and an offer of a reward. Can Jesse Cooper resist the temptation when the rescued woman offers herself as payback for saving her life? Read More

Tags: drama, western

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The aging legend, Louie Anna, is called out for one final duel. Read More
I don’t know, just gonna write as I go but, There a new sheriff in town. It’s the first ever girl sheriff......... That’s all I know so far.. Read More

Book / Fantasy

January 12, 2019

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The Booksie Classic House

24 years after the Earth's population is wiped out by disease and war, several different groups strive for power, strength, and their very survival. This story focuses on a town of survivors, a cannibalistic cult calling themselves the Devout, and two brothers trying to find their place in this New… Read More
A banjo playing bullfrog wanders around a southern swamp looking for gigs, grandeur and a very gnarly gnat. Read More
3 men on a cattle drive is saskatchewan chance upon a blind aboriginal that help to expose them to the truth. it's more than they bargain for. Read More

Short Story / Westerns

December 10, 2018

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The Booksie Classic House

Tags: western

Romeo and Juliette story retold with a western twist. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

He's greedy and looking to steal all the land from underneath the people of Mountain Creek, Abraham Morgan thought he finally got what he wanted until they arrived. They're unpredictable, uncanny and never agree on most things, but saving a town has its ups and downs. Sawyer Slade and her… Read More
Jedidiah Somerton is a wealthy oil tycoon along the coast of California, he arrives at the ranch of an aspiring young man who hopes Jedidiah will invest into his findings. But Jedidiah is a stubborn man, and more importantly; seems to know a lot more about the young man's family… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

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
Pete Platt born wealthy, after challenging his father's co-owner of a shipping company operating out of San Francisco, is banished with vested interest in the company. Seeking and cherishing his freedom, Pete becomes a skilled shooter of pistols loving to demonstrate publicly his skills, for which he never kills… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

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

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The Badland is an unforgiving place. Every day it chews up the toughest of folk and spits them back out broken and bloodied, or worse. The sun will cook you alive, animals will rip you to shreds, and the only way people know how to defend themselves against the… Read More
The tale of an old gunslinger. Read More

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A tale of the vengeance ride. Read More
In 1868, a band of travellers are venturing to Washington State when a snow-storm hits them, but there may be something waiting for them, hidden in the snow. Read More
A son goes into the Wyoming wilderness in search of the father he never knew. Read More
A two part poem, a deadly romance set on the rim of an old dessert. A poem within a poem: Enjoy, "The Color in the Grey" Read More

Tags: death, nature, western

Wipe the Dust is an experimental piece of Western Steampunk Fantasy. It started on Twitter with this paragraph “It’s so strange...” she mused. “To finally arrive, to have the answer, only to learn that everyone knows it, yet doesn’t want to hear it.” He shook his head,… Read More

Book / Fantasy

June 06, 2018

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The Booksie Classic House

The sun has not set in a hundred generations. Now that sunset threatens, young Coal and his struggling civilization has to deal with the cataclysmic changes that nightfall will bring. The first chapter of an in-progress book series. I'm definitely looking for feedback at this point before I dive… Read More
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