I am super excited that my entry, “Magic,” won in this short story contest sponsored by D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Texas, Inc.!
Volume V of short stories from Texas authors is available for pre-order!
Here is a snippet from my story:
A loud whinny cut through the cold Montana air, followed by a snort and a hoof pawing on the wood.
Frank cursed and eased the front door open two inches. He peered out with one eye. A saddled brown pony with no rider stamped his foot and nickered.
“Who’s out there?” Frank yelled again.
The horse tossed his head and let out a long whinny.
Frank swung the door open wide and stepped out into the waning daylight, gun cocked and aimed.
The horse backed off the porch and continued to toss his head and nicker.
When Frank saw no one, he stepped off the porch and grabbed the horse’s trailing reins. “Whoa. Good boy.” He patted the horse’s thick neck.
“Where’s your rider?”
The horse tried to pull away and reared up on his hind legs.
“Whoa, boy. Whoa.” Frank kept a tight grip on the leather.
The horse jerked against Frank’s hold and whinnied.
“You’re trying to tell me something, aren’t you, boy?” His gut told him someone was in trouble. “All right. I’ll go with you, you stubborn horse. First I’ve got to get my coat and gloves.”
I hope that snippet intrigues you enough to want to know more about Frank and this horse that can almost talk!
This collection of stories is available exclusively through the Indie Lector Store and $2.00 from each purchase goes to help put books in Title One Schools and small libraries.
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AND, one more thing…(Yes, you can call me Colombo!) 🙂
Not only will my winning short story be featured in Vol V of Short Stories by Texas Authors, but will also be included in a national publication, entitled Short Stories by Indie Authors!
This book is available in ePub and Kindle formats.
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