July, 2014

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Issue #58

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Shotgun Wedding
by Steve Myers
It was a shotgun wedding, "Til death do us part," but the honeymoon was nothing like Cecil, the tinhorn gambler, expected.

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by Jeffrey A. Paolano
Grey's uncle willed the good-sized ranch to him, but could the soft Eastern greenhorn survive on his own out in the wild wild West?

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The Ellsworth Tragedy, Part 1 of 2
by Mike Wilkerson
When Charlie first glimpsed the glorious Hester up close, he was struck speechless. Would fate keep them from growing any closer?

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The Short Straw
by Lowell Bergeron
Drawing straws can decide who takes out the trash, but for Beckett and the kid it was a matter of life or death.

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Stolen Lives, Part 1 of 2
by Jesse J Elliott
Four young women have disappeared in the rugged New Mexico Territory. Can Sheriff Iragene Jones and her deputy, Cruz, solve the mystery?

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