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...

The Long, Mechanical Arm of the Law

“Okie dokie, Quaterman, time to turn on the juice and cut you loose,” Drew Beauman said as he adjusted a gear and ignited the...

Bacillus Pastueria

“A package, sir,” said Raymond Archibald as he entered Louis Pasteur’s laboratory at Morgan Research Institute. “Excellent, and not a moment too soon,” said Pasteur....

A Rare Breed

The stranger standing in the front office of the Morgan Cattle Company was dressed in a fine-tailored brown suit. He had a monocle over...

Return to Gomorra, Part 3

So far Coot Jenkins, Rafi Hamid, and Jack “Black Jack” Jackson had not seen hide nor hair of any other living being since their...

Act II – The Search for Coot Jenkins

by Jason Pere Chuan “Jen” Qí came out of Tombstone’s General Store with two armfuls of provisions. The fruitless search for Jasper Stone was drawing...

Scoop Hound

Alexis Mirges lurked near the sheriff’s office, waiting to pounce. She’d spent the last hour trying to wrangle someone official for a scoop, though...

Return To Gomorra, Pt 2

The door to the Gomorra sheriff’s office squeaked in protest as it swung inward. The splintered piece of wood hung precariously from its hinges...

Double Dealin’

Ivor rose as the man entered his private tent. “Mr. Byre, or should I call you Mayor Byre?” Ivor shook his guest’s hand and smiled. Both...

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

Roderick Byre stepped to the podium. He scanned the crowd, eyes connecting with dozens of voters gathered at the hustings outside Town Hall. Every seat...