New Short Story Releases! #RRBC

Once again, it’s that time of the year when the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB sponsors the 90-Day Alpha/Omega Beginning To End Short Story Contest!

I have discovered that I truly love writing short stories. So, I look forward to this contest every year as it gives me the push I need to keep creating. This time I wrote a Western and that is a first for me. I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely.


War-torn drifter, Jack McClean is left with nothing but bad memories, scars, and a restless soul. When he stumbles upon a burning homestead, and an unconscious woman, beside the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, he stops to render aid. Grieving widow, Savannah Logan, sees no reason to live, and only wants to join her husband and children in their graves. But, Jack refuses to let her die. In saving her, he might somehow find redemption for himself and hope for a new tomorrow. Is it possible that both Jack and Savannah can find a new destiny in the changeable flow of the Brazos wind?


The second story I wrote for this contest came from a conversation with a family member that left me scratching my head. Two brothers – one responsible, the other not so much and family dynamics that twisted my heart as I wrote it.


Quentin Marks’ mother can only love one son, and from the day Rowdy was born, she makes Quentin, his little brother’s keeper. She demands that Quentin fix every problem for Rowdy and that he also protect him. The truth is, after a deadly snakebite, Quentin owes his very life to his little brother, a debt that will never be paid in full. Only now a man is dead, and once again, their mother calls on Quentin to make the problem go away and save Rowdy from prison. When is enough enough, and how much of his own life will Quentin Marks have to sacrifice?


I hope that these stories grab your attention! They are both only 99 cents on Amazon. Keep your fingers crossed that maybe one of these stories will win the contest! 🙂

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39 thoughts on “New Short Story Releases! #RRBC

    1. Thank you, Craig. I find that I really enjoy putting out shorts. There is no money in them at 99 cents, but at least it keeps something new circulating while waiting on the next novel. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. These sound just great, Jan! I haven’t read a western in years and I do love the genre. My TBR list just increased. It’s Winter down under and perfect reading weather. I hope your 4th of July is awesome, my friend. 🎆🎇

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  2. Sounds very interesting, Jan. Don’t know that I’ve ever read a Western, but I’ve certainly watched plenty of them on TV or the movies. 🙂 As for Brothers Keeper, now that sounds like a lot of things I’ve read.

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  3. Jan- Congrats in both your new short stories. I can’t wait to read them.
    Happy early 4th of July.
    Have an exceptional week. Love and hugs!

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