Western Short Stories
Elisabeth Grace Foley

Elisabeth Grace Foley

Western Short Stories Bio. of Elisabeth Grace Foley

Elisabeth Grace Foley (that’s Elisabeth spelled with an S, mind you) has been an insatiable reader and eager history buff ever since she learned to read, and has been scribbling stories ever since she learned to write. She now combines those interests in writing historical fiction. Her short Western novel Left-Hand Kelly was a nominee for the 2015 Peacemaker Award for Best Independently-Published Western Novel. She is also the author of the historical-mystery series The Mrs. Meade Mysteries; a series of fairytale-retelling novellas set in different historical eras; and a variety of short fiction. Her work has appeared online at Rope and Wire and The Western Online. Her latest novella, The Mountain of the Wolf, is a Western re-imagining of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ that originally appeared in the multi-author anthology Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, crocheting, spending time outdoors, and watching sports and classic film. She lives in upstate New York with her family and the world’s best German Shepherd. Visit her online at www.elisabethgracefoley.com.

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Western Short Stories by Elisabeth Grace Foley


Outlaw Fever

by Elisabeth Grace Foley

Our place sits at the head of the valley where the trail divides, running down to Brown’s Flats on one side and to Cavila and the stage line on the other. It’s the first water for miles in either direction, so most everyone travelling this way stops here. Most we know, and some are strangers passing through never to be heard of again. And some are strangers we do hear of again. One man who had supper at our table we heard of four days later—dead of a sheriff’s bullet while trying to steal cattle from a ranch a few miles up in the foothills. Read the full story HERE>>