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Shachanee

I’ve always found the idea of a story within a story fascinating. I also like the brutal, wild-west style post apocalyptic setting, and so I wrote this as an experiment.

It’s a dark setting by our standards, but I like to think that people are hardy enough that someone born in it would easily adapt to it.

Let me know what you think!

Shachanee

“Did I ever told you the story of Shachanee?” mister M asked. Continue reading Shachanee

A Stranger Come By

This short was written based on a first sentence prompt. I received the prompt shortly after having finished Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, so I had the West on my mind.

A Stranger Come By

A jarring chord from the piano rang out through the bar as all eyes turned to the stranger who had just crossed the threshold. Lester de Montaigne dropped his thick glass, spilling his whiskey on his lap. Carson, Big Lou, and William McCormack all set their cards down on the table, the pot forgotten. Sweet Dolly untangled her flabby arms from around Danny’s neck, and then scurried behind the piano. Danny didn’t notice–he slid lower into his chair and made himself small. And Jacob Smith and Robby Nyquist, both as drunk as the day was long, well, even they shut their gobs. Continue reading A Stranger Come By