High Stakes, Penny Ante

Every eye in the Killer Bunnies Casino was on Tallulah Morgan, every voice silent, holding its breath in anticipation as the dealer across from...

Act III – The Castle

By Jason Pere “So here’s the story. Jasper Stone was a Captain in the Confederate Army, and a right bastard by all accounts. At Gettysburg he...

Quickdraw Handgun

Smith and Robards Catalog Spring 1878 When you need an edge, bigger is not always better. Sometimes surprise wins out over force.  Introducing Smith and Robards’...

Owl’s Insight

“Butch.” Butch Deuces didn’t like it, but he had no choice. The spirits hated being pestered for frequent favors, but how was he supposed to...

Not Turning Back

“This is an outrage!” Makaio shouted. “Unconscionable! How DARE any of you call yourselves officers of the court!” The first thin, bright fingers of dawn...

A Novel Correspondence

Dear Mrs. Morgan: I hope that this letter finds you in good spirits as you continue your work. It was truly exciting to hear of...

Deliberate Infection

Lula Morgan sat at her mahogany desk, waiting with what would appear to be utmost patience. Inside, however, she was bursting with anticipation. The door...

Gomorra Jail

With a whiskey bottle secure in hand, Clyde Owens bounded into the Gomorra jail. He sang in a gruff, raspy voice and didn’t give...

Nine-Tenths of the Law

The doors creaked open as Malcolm leaned on them, stepping up into the wide entrance hall. “Watch your step Miss Morgan; it’s a little dusty....

The Wagner Solution

“Everything’s secure, Kyle,” the cowpoke said, moving to the door. “You sure you’ll be alright tonight?” The young doctor looked up from his workbench, disturbed...