The Long Ride Home - an old west gunfighter - one more gunfight brings him home in this FREE old west short story.
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In this 1800s western, every young upstart who thinks he's fast with a gun,
wants a shot at outdrawing Gus Baxter.
Then a half crazed would-be gunfighter ambushes him.
Later, Gus comes to in a small cabin where a woman and her son doctor him up.
This old west short story is filled with action.
"The Long Ride Home" is the first book in a series that follows Gus Baxter,
an old west gunfighter who's trail hardened and tough as nails.
And you'll be happy to know that this western yarn is FREE.
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Saddle up for 1800s western action pard! Get introduced to old west gunfighter Gus Baxter in the first action -filled book, of this old west short story series.
Then follow Gus as he pins on a badge in "Trouble at the Lucky Lady"
Every since I was a young boy, I've loved westerns -
My Pa was a cowboy in his younger years and my Ma was born and raised in a very small town in Texas. It had a general store, a church, a school and a post office. We're talking small.
And Saturday mornings were spent watching Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the Lone Ranger TV shows on a Dallas/Fort Worth TV station.
So westerns are in my DNA.
"The Long Ride Home" was also made into a western movie starring country singer Randy Travis and Oscar winner Earnest Borgnine.
These days, my wife and I get to spend time at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park in Los Angeles where we get to meet western authors and western TV and movie stars.
There I was, sitting at home in my favorite living room chair, when an idea for a western story hit me right between the eyes like a lightning bolt in the desert. I jumped up and headed for my type writter. Yes, you heard me right. I was still using a typewriter.
Since I don't type very fast... I actually don't know how to type, I "hunt and peck". But quick as I could, I started writing "The Long Rife Home". Yes, since the moment the story hit me right between the eyes, the title has always been the same. Even the movie title.
I kept banging away at my typewriter keys until... I forgot to tell you that my desk and typewriter were in my wife and I's bedroom. After many hours, my wife looked up from her pillow and asked, "are you almost finished?" I stopped long enough to ask her what time it was. He response amazed me. "It's two o'clock in the morning" said Mary.
Wow, when you get a story idea it just runs away with you.
And that's how my first western story came to be -