Western Short Stories
Buck Immov
Ranch Romance

Marion Patton AKA Buck Immov

Buck Immov, lived his first 20 years in the Rockies. He has ridden the high country. His stories are based on high country people . His father ran the Hayden Ranch, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Buck went to college in Oregon and did research fellowships in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Virginia. He spent the next 25 years as a diver, a marine biologist, in California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. He taught marine biology at several small California colleges.  He has published 25 articles on science. He lives in Rainbow, California. 

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To Marry a Gunfighter: A Western Romance

Buck Immov

The aspen leaves had just begun to turn before Snakeskin Anderson decided that he had finished enough fencing to get some cattle. The hay had long since been cut and stored in the barns and the haying crew had gone back to Nebraska and their own little farms.

It was a good time to move cattle. The rivers were low enough to make them easy to cross and the heat had left the deserts, but snow had not yet fallen in the high country. There had been many messages coming and going from Snakeskin's ranch. Finally, he announced that he was going over to Beaver in Utah to pick up a herd next week.

When Snakeskin came in from work the next day, there was a note wedged his the door that said, “Come see me.” The note was not signed, but he knew who sent it. Read the full story HERE>>