Articles & Short Stories

THE SMILE OF HANNAH DUBOIS (Dogbite Nine)

05/07/17

THE SMILE OF HANNAH DUBOIS (Dogbite Nine) ‘Laughter is a great peacemaker, Henry Lee, you know what I’m saying here? There is nothing quite like an ordinary everyday smile to brighten your way and some smiles are brighter than others, hard …

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THE SMILE OF HANNAH DUBOIS

03/07/17

DOGBITE NINE By Chris Adam Smith ‘Laughter is a great peacemaker, Henry Lee, you know what I’m saying here? There is nothing quite like an ordinary everyday smile to brighten your way and some smiles are brighter than others, hard to beat a …

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A Cold day in Valhalla (Dogbite Eight)

12/06/17

DOGBITE NINE by Chris Adam Smith Dan Crow opened his eyes very slowly. His nose was cold, his feet were cold in fact he was cold all over. Perhaps it had not been such a good idea for he and Henry Lee to overnight at old Orville Johansson’s …

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HAROLD AND THE SADDLEBACK HOG (Dogbite Seven)

02/05/17

Dogbite Seven By Chris Adam Smith Henry Lee settled his thin back against the grassed bank, pulled his sweat stained hat low over his grey eyes and studied Dan Crow who was seated a couple of yards further along the creek. The stocky man si …

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER DOWN MEXICO WAY (Dogbite Five)

22/03/17

  SOUTH OF THE BORDER DOWN MEXICO WAY By Chris Adam Smith Lee said, ‘This don’t look much like California to me,’ and ducked quickly as a Mexican bullet bounced off a rock close by to where he was sitting. ‘We done come too far south, …

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OLD TIMERS DON’T GIVE A DAMN (Dogbite Six)

02/03/17

OLD TIMERS DON’T GIVE A DAMN by Chris Adam Smith   Dan Crow said, ‘I hear rumours about how they’re bringing out talking westerns one of these days, singing cowboys and such.’ ‘That why that rooster was yodelling all evening in the commissa …

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING (Dogbite Four)

01/02/17

CALIFORNIA DREAMING By Chris Adam Smith Henry Lee sat alone at the bunkhouse table, the sack of makings laid out by his hand and a rolled cigarette set next to the half empty sack of Bull Durham. He ran the open palms of his brown, callouse …

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MULTICULTURALISM AND THE WILD WEST by Alexander Hawksville

09/01/17

MULTICULTURALISM AND THE WILD WEST Nowadays we talk about ‘multiculturalism’ as if this is a new thing. In the Hollywood films from away back, cowboys are depicted as being an all-white and fairly homogenous bunch of dudes. The truth is muc …

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CATTLE DRIVES by Alexander Hawksville

09/01/17

FOLLOW THEM BEEVES!   The cattle drives in America were carried out for a specific purpose in a specific era. They took place between 1866 and 1886, in a period just after the Civil War and before the development of refrigerated rail t …

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THE STORY OF WILD BILL HICKOK by Alexander Hawksville

09/01/17

The Rise and Fall of a Legend Although his nickname was ‘Wild Bill’, his birth name was James Butler Hickok, son of William Alonzo and Polly Hickok. He was born in the year 1837, and accounts of his early life suggest that he was a great ma …

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