August, 2017

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Issue #95

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A Lawman's Duty
by Dick Derham
A marshal's life is never an easy one. But with his experience dealing with rowdy trail hands in Kansas cattle towns, Wyatt Earp knew he could make a future for himself and his brothers in Tombstone. All it would take was firmness.

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A Letter to Quinn
by Jesse J Elliot
Confronted with the death of a stranger by two supposed siblings, Iragene Jones, sheriff of La Madera, must decide if these two are cold-bloodied con artists or the innocent brother and sister they portray.

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A Two-Piano Town
by River Hollins
In the year of our Lord 1876, a frontier missionary redeems a sinful piano.

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by Bill Wilbur
I love the idea that in the Old West, a person was who they claimed to be, changing pasts and identities when the mood struck. This story blurs the line between reality and hallucination . . . tests the faith of a man who may or may not be hiding behind that faith out of convenience.

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Gunpowder and Perfume
by Edward W. L. Smith
An old-timer spun his yarn on a cold rainy night in Utah, a tale of a gunslinger, a stranger, and the saloon singer who stood between them that fateful night. But did the old-timer get it right? Was it the smell of gunpowder or perfume that hung in the air?

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The Seeress
by Willy Whiskers, Constable of Calliope Nv.
Any fortune-teller can see through a crystal ball. The Seeress of Calliope, Nevada, used a granite river rock to tell the town's fortunes.

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