Monday, January 3, 2011

Westerns

As most of you know, I don't stick to just one genre when I write and besides crime fiction, I have a deep love for the Western genre. But the truth is, they can be pretty much interchangeable. Westerns aren't just shoot 'em ups and cattle rustling, they can, in the right hands, be so much more. Edward A. Grainger's short story "Melanie" is a prime example. While it's a Western on the surface, it's noir to the core. You can read it here at http://tainted-archive.blogspot.com/2011/01/wild-west-emonday-melanie.html

After you've read the story, stick around the blog because Gary Dobbs is hosting Wild West eMonday, with all kinds of Western goodness being posted during the day to show support of the genre.

And if Gary has whet your appetite for Westerns, the 16th issue of Frontier Tales has gone live and includes a short story by friend of the blog, Oscar Case, called "Butch Cassidy and the Thirsty Old Man". http://www.frontiertales.com/ However much life changes, human nature remains the same.

5 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Sandra. It seems to be well received and that always does the writing heart good.

sandra seamans said...

It's a powerful story, David, and your writer's heart should be proud!

Oscar said...

Thanks for mentioning the Butch Cassidy story. I had fun writing it. Enjoyed Melanie, a fine story on a touchy subject.

sandra seamans said...

I could tell, Oscar, I had fun reading it!

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Much kudos to David for tackling such a sensitive subject and doing to so well.