June, 2016

Home | About | Brags | Submissions | Writing Tips | Donate | Links

Issue #81

Looking for free, tantalizing Tales of the Old West?
You're at the right place.


Read this month's Tales and vote for your favorite.
They'll appear in upcoming print volumes of The Best of Frontier Tales Anthologies!

The Yarn Spinners
by Willy Whiskers, Constable of Calliope NV
A good storyteller can spark your imagination. A great storyteller can change your life. Just ask the yarn spinners who gathered that night in the Peachtree Saloon. Each one told a tale taller than the one before until the master of all spinners showed up.

* * *

Big Kitty
by Robert Walton
Joaquin Murrieta was perhaps the West's most successful bandit. He was shot dead by the California Rangers at Cantua Creek on July 25th, 1853—or was he? Reliable reports place him in Los Angeles three weeks later. Other reports detail another three decades of adventures. This story is one of them.

* * *

The Last Gunfighter Out of Dodge
by J.R. Underdown
Bull Windborne can't put away the rowdy days of the Old West. But when a former rival comes to town, the past may not be as grand as he remembers. Will the life he loves undo him? Or can he set aside his guns—and fears—to embrace the future?

* * *

The Double Bar Kid
by Jack Bates
A young man hellbent on avenging the deaths of his father and brother loses his moral compass on his quest.

* * *

A Divine Intervention
by Gerald E. Sheagren
Newt Parsons is a loser, a moocher, a never-do-well, a fly in a town of honey bees. When the fastest gun in the west shows up and calls Newt out for what he considers to be an insult, what transpires can only be called "A Divine Intervention."

* * *

Roly Poly
by Gary Ives
He wished to live with no one, in no community, in no home. The best thing about this country, he reckoned, was that if he chose to be alone it was easy, easy to be alone and to drift like the wind.

* * *

Want all of this month's Western stories at once? Click here –

All the Tales

Don't be left out!
Click here to be notified
of new issues of Frontier Tales.

Last Month's Winner

Congratulations goes to
William L. Domme!
The Confluence
was the Readers' Choice
for last month's Best Story.
Look for it in Volume 7 of The Best of Frontier Tales Anthology.

Help us decide this month's winner!

Click on your Best Story title, enter your email address, then click "Cast your vote"
Enter your email:
We will never share your email address with anyone.


Issue #80 – May 2016

Issue #79 – April 2016

Issue #78 – March 2016

Issue #77 – February 2016

Issue #76 – January 2016

Issue #75 – December 2015

Issue #74 – November 2015

Issue #73 – October 2015

Issue #72 – September 2015

Issue #71 – August 2015

Issue #70 – July 2015

Issue #69 – June 2015

Earlier issues are available upon request.

Duke Pennell, Editor

Enjoy your time at Frontier Tales? You can show your appreciation by helping feed the camp dog. Just click on the pic to contribute.

click here to donate