Well, they done gone and done it! They printed my first western, The Bastards of Gallup, over at The Western Online. I appreciate Mr. Pizzolato taking a risk on me like that. Looking at the story now, I can see that I wrote it before I had my Raymond Carver epiphany around early December and started cutting massive amounts of words on each revision. The result is there's not much ambiguity in the story, but I think it's entertaining enough. If anybody takes the time to read it I sure would appreciate any comments. Just remember, it's the first western I've written, so go easy!