• Goat Sucker Blues Part Two by Chris Deal

    Tobin had supper with Teresa, in her office.  They kept the door closed.  None of the other hands, not even Mel, said a thing about it.  Tobin had been there the longest of them all, since before Michael Cole, the old man’s heir, had taken control and left his sister, Teresa, in charge of the […]

    Continue Reading
  • Goat Sucker Blues Part One by Chris Deal

    The two vaqueros rode out into the southern field as the sun decided it to be time to make its morning appearance.  They traveled the low, sloping hills, over grass eaten down beneath the hooves of their conveyance by the cattle they moved between.  Each bull, cow and calf bore the Cole brand, but the […]

    Continue Reading
  • Priest and Pistol by Chris Deal

    When the killers gave Eduard the choice between the machete and the tire, it was sometime after midnight. They had been beating him since nightfall. They broke down the front door and flooded into his home. Seven men, most in gaudy, expensive clothes, brandishing pistols and shotguns and blades coated in tissue and dry blood. […]

    Continue Reading