Genre: Western

Pulphouse Fiction Magazine:
Issue #13

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up nineteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.

No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.” —Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

“Brick Houses” by Annie Reed
“Starlings” by Jerry Oltion
“The Man who Married his Wife’s Thigh” by Bonnie Elizabeth
“Bear Trap Island” by Jamie McNabb
“Walking the Dog” by J. Steven York
“Being Ernest” by Rick Wilber
“Art of the Homeless” by Joe Cron
“January 3rd” by Ron Collins
“When the Sun Goes Down” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Poodles of Panama” by Kent Patterson
“The Return of NOPD in 2006” by O’Neil De Noux
“Specialty Hummus” by Jason A. Adams
“New England’s God” by Lee Allred
“The Pearce Shootout” by Robert J. McCarter
“A Jury of Their Peers” by Jim Gotaas
“Till Death” by R.W. Wallace
“Knowledge Blooms” by Rob Vagle
“The Last Surviving Gondola Widow” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“The First Hollywood Cowboy of the Bropocalypse” by Robert Jeschonek

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"When the Sun Goes Down"
When Grandma June asks Latisha Watkins to investigate the coldest of cold cases--the murder of Grandma June's first husband sixty-five years ago--Latisha tells her it will take a miracle.
Sixty-five years ago. No DNA. No forensic evidence. No chance.
But when could Latisha ever say no to Grandma June? What Latisha uncovers chills her to the bone.
Book Cover: Open Ended Threat: A Cave Creek Anthology
Part of the Cave Creek series:

Open Ended Threat: A Cave Creek Anthology

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

Cave Creek, Nevada—Where the Unexpected Meets the Real World

In present day Cave Creek, a powerful and dangerous current flows beneath the town’s peaceful and prosperous surface.

Strange, unexplained events long chased residents out of this former mining town nestled in a hidden canyon north of Las Vegas from the very beginning. The first anthology in this series, Bitter Mountain Moonlight, illustrated that.

But now, portals to other timelines appear and disappear in the desert and rocks around town. Sometimes the portals open only for seconds, other times long enough to threaten lives.

The stories in Open Ended Threat recount the stories of those who slip through from the future or the past and explain how the residents keep the town’s secrets.

“Anniversary” by E.R. Paskey
“An Impossible Desert Flower” by Kari Kilgore
“Art of the Steal” by J.A. Bouma
“My Moment of Weird” by Robert J. McCarter
“Deep Cleaning” by Edward J. Knight
“Abandoned Mine”by Karen Fonville
“Moneyline Secrets” by R.W. Wallace
“Silver Mirage” by Kathryn Kaleigh
“The Run of her Life” by David H. Hendrickson

Book Cover: Bitter Mountain Moonlight: A Cave Creek Anthology
Part of the Cave Creek series:

Bitter Mountain Moonlight: A Cave Creek Anthology

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

Cave Creek, Nevada—Where the Unexpected Meets the Real World

A mythical town nestled in a hidden canyon north of Las Vegas, Cave Creek attracts the strange, weird, and inexplicable.

Founded by a few settlers in the waning days of the 19th century, a gold rush in 1900 exploded Cave Creek into a boomtown with more than 8,000 residents.

But right from the beginning, strange events bedevil the residents. Unexplained things that often chase a resident down the valley to safer locations far, far away.

Finally, when the gold and silver play out, the weirdness continues.

The stories in Bitter Mountain Moonlight recount some of the strangest occurrences from the town’s past, and maybe even make you want to visit…

“Threats and Kisses” by Deb Miller
“Stepping into the Light” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Room of Possibilities” by Robert J. McCarter
“Family Secrets” by R.W. Wallace
“Writing the Past” by Jason A. Adams
“With a Little Help” by Rebecca M. Senese
“Manna” by Edward J. Knight
“Rider Jones and the Portal” by Harvey Stanbrough
“Two Si’s for Sister Sally” by Jason A. Adams