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lest we forget

52 Western writers. 52 Western short stories. All starting with the same sixteen words:

I slowly poured a full glass of bourbon and took my time lighting a good cigar.

These micro-shorts (they’re each 500 words long) scatter off into 52 fascinating, action-filled directions, no two alike. Bourbon bottles and gunfights? Strong men and stronger women? Hangings, horse thieves and fistfights? You got ’em—and more!

You can race through these great stories or savor them, but either way, you’ll love seeing how different and creative 52 writers can be.

     Lest We Forget might be a short story at just under five-hundred words, but don't let the length fool you. Short shorts can be almost as difficult to write as a full blown short story. "Lest We Forget" is a nod toward my current W.I.P. novel which is set in 1875 Indianola, Texas. If you don't know the history of that coastal town, I expect you'll be looking it up after reading "Lest We Forget".

 

A big thanks goes out to fellow author Scott Harris for taking a chance on me, and extending the invitation to write for his 52 short story series.

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The Hourglass

52 Western writers. 52 Western short stories. All starting with the same twelve words:

 

I had some time to myself and some things to think about.

 

These micro-shorts (they’re each 500 words long) scatter off into 52 fascinating, action-filled directions, no two alike. Bourbon bottles and gunfights? Strong men and stronger women. Hangings, horse thieves and fistfights? You got ’em—and more!

 

You can race through these great stories or savor them, but either way, you’ll love seeing how different and creative 52 writers can be.

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