Articles & Short Stories

A new short story series: The Guitar Man


The Guitar Man – Part 1   After his brilliant short story series ‘Dogbite’, Chris Adam-Smith has written a new series  featuring the adventures of The Guitar Man.   Part one : Madge Brody and Me Madge’s Boarding House was the chea …

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Meet the Author: Ian Parnham Interview


Meet the Author: Ian Parnham   Meet Ian Parnham, a Black Horse Western author whose books include, Marshal of the Barren Plains, The Vengeful Deputy, and a new release this month, Hopeman’s Legacy.  Of all your books which did you enjo …

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A short story: Once I Moved Like the Wind by John McNally


Once I Moved Like the Wind by John McNally   The baby snuffled, started to pull a face and sighed. His mother, Jacali, lay on the hot ground with the others; she raised her blanket and covered herself and her baby son so that the sound …

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A Short Story: Ghost Town by Chris Adam Smith


 Ghost Town by Chris Adam Smith THE FIRST THING I saw as I walked the tired bay out of the rocky arroyo and onto the dirt road was the iron-fenced and carefully tended cemetery. It stood within the shelter of a small stand of lodgepole pine …

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A short story: Uriah’s Cask by Brian Gabriel


Uriah’s Cask By  Brian Gabriel The mean yellow sun bore down on a mule-pulled wagon rolling west past desert scrub up through Redington Pass, which splits the Rincons and the Santa Catalinas. In the wagon’s bed, covered by worn canvas, a pi …

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Meet Author Gillian F Taylor


Meet Gillian F Taylor, author of titles such as The Sins of the Motherlode and Outlaw Express as she gives Black Horse Westerns an exclusive interview. Of all your books which did you enjoy writing the most? I think it would have to be ‘Dyn …

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Dogbite 16


Dogbite 16: Empty saddles in the Dogbite corral Chris Adam Smith Dan Crow was sitting at a corner table in Halloran’s Saloon, it was an early Sunday evening and the place, like Dogbite’s Main Street was deserted. He read and reread the lett …

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The Legend of William Bonney


The Legend of William Bonney By John McNally   That feller could shoot. He had two real good looking guns. They had seven inch barrels with a medium sized gold-bead front sight and a U rear sight. He said he made his own competition ca …

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Shooting Irons – A Brief Outline


Pat Gallagher, the man behind the pen name Greg Mitchell and a long time writer of BHWs takes a look at the firearms popular during the time of the Old West. The idea of a multi-shot weapon firing shots from a revolving cylinder had been ar …

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The Cowards of Coyote Crossing: A Short Story


  The Cowards of Coyote Crossing By David P. Barker   Sheriff McShea hated bare-knuckle boxing. He hated seeing grown men that should otherwise be with their families spend money watching other grown men, who should be spending time wi …

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