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An anthology of traditional and contemporary western short stories where the characters are lain bare.

Feel the pain of a young Japanese girl who comes home from an internment camp after World War II and learns it’s easier to go with the flow than to fight the current.


Struggle with an expectant mother on the cold winter prairie while she waits for her husband to come home from a hunting trip.


Journey with a young woman to the Four Corners as she tries to connect with her Navajo ancestors.


Try not to believe in the superstition of the blue moon—if one dies, three more will follow.


Know that one way or another, life will change inalterably that day.


Walk in the footsteps of an old cowpoke who thought he made the deal of a lifetime.


Suffer the torments of a young lady who wants desperately to marry but seems destined never to wed.


Walk the wild western paths and run from unimaginable dangers.


Choose between an unhappy life of luxury or a happy life of simplicity.


Nine female authors pen western tales that you’ll want to retell around a campfire. These aren’t your granddaddy’s westerns. They’re the next generation’s, and they’re darn good.


PublisherAIW Press
Release dateMay 13, 2016

Jan Morrill

Jan Morrill’s award-winning short stories and memoir essays have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books and several anthologies. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her short story "Xs and Os," which appeared in the Voices Anthology. She recently completed her first novel, Broken Dolls, a historical fiction and is now on the journey toward publication. Her two children grown, Jan lives on a farm in the United States with her husband, two dogs and two cats -- that is, when she's not getting new story ideas while on a new adventure somewhere else in the world! For more information, visit her website at

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