I’m proud to have my new western noir tale “Hell Fire” published as the feature story this week on the new all-western e-zine The Big Adios. The zine just launched earlier this month and it looks great! The design and artwork are nicely done. I’m joining some good company with the other authors there. The very first story was a dilly called “Missing” by Edward A. Grainger (aka, David Cranmer), author of the highly regarded series featuring outlaw marshall Cash Laramie. If it’s your first encounter with Cash, it probably won’t be your last.
My own story, “Hell Fire” is another western noir piece in a growing collection of tales set in and around Perseverance, Oregon. I’m writing these stories in such a way that they inter-connect in various ways, small and large. The idea is that major characters in one story appear as walk-on players in another character’s tale. Events that drive one story have echoes or unforeseen implications in another. The short story collection I’m working on here won’t be a novel exactly because it won’t have a single over-arching plot, but I’m hoping it will have a novelistic effect so that all the stories together can have an impact greater than the sum of the individual parts.
“Hell Fire” starts with a stranger at a campfire asking, “You ever have a woman get you in the God way?”
I hope you’ll take a few moments to stop on by The Big Adios and read the rest of this new story. Your readership is appreciated and your comments are always welcome.