Doyle’s Hoyle

Steele Archer caressed the leather of the book. The “H” on the cover glowed slightly as his fingers passed over it, illuminating the dark corner...

Lucy Clover

The doors to the Dead Dog erupted as a man was launched out of the tavern and into the street, his already bloodied face crashing...

Abram Gothe

Lord, how did I get here? I let go of the rope to let Wendy lead him off to the jail. This one started a...

A Snake in Woman’s Clothes

Henry Lunsmith was livid. “Good riddance, Avie Cline, you two-timin’ hussy!” Indeed, he could not bring himself to use his surname, bestowed lovingly a...

The Ballad of Mario Crane, Part 1

The first thing that went through my mind was, “This poor bird clearly should have practiced with balls before he moved up to juggling...

Sun in Your Eyes

Fred Aims had a mouth that got him in trouble on occasion. Today was one of those occasions. “Duel at high noon? Make it six...

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’...

Sanford Taylor

The Storm, whatever it was, had laid waste to Ghost Creek. There was no reason for Sheriff Annie Portman to stay. In the weeks...

Kevin Wainwright

Kevin Wainwright ambled through the town square with the rolling gait of a drunken sailor. Instead of the expected trail of dust clouds, his...