F3, Week 41: Take Us Back!


This week, we want to go back to the 1800’s. Take us into the saloons where ranch hands quench their thirst, and gamblers sit at corner tables inviting the recently paid for a friendly game of poker. Let us saddle up and ride along on a cattle drive, where we’ll chase and rescue strays, and eat breakfasts of bacon, beans, biscuits and coffee.

Take us back to the days of stagecoaches and six-guns, outlaws and dusty streets.

Prompt: Write a story set in the old West and include the following words: Gunfire, territories, blacksmith, ranch, and stampede

Genre: Western

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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