A compilation of speculative short stories with a Western theme, written by 13 outstanding authors. The fun part is that each one agreed to step up to the challenge of writing a story with this theme without going over 3000 words. Not an easy feat. Each story is unique unto itself, with its own personal theme and flavor and is followed by a short bio of the author. Gunslingers, corrupt sheriffs, a woman who keeps her husband around even though he is practically dead and a carousel that is quite unusual as the animals you ride sound almost alive. The book is filled with so many different types of characters making the time period come alive as we enter the worlds created in The Nettle Tree.
The story that I want to showcase first is titled the Sheriff of Hog Waller with Bill the Sheriff and Jonas the deputy. The…
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