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Beyond the Western short stories Bio. of Tom Sheehan
Tom Sheehan, in his 92nd year, has published 45 books, latest being Alone, with the Good Graces, and Jock Poems and Reflections for Proper Bostonians (Pocol Press) and Small Victories for the Soul VII, (Wilderness House Literary Review), and The Grand Royal Stand-off at Darby's Creek and Other stories. In submission process are Beneath My Feet this Rare Earth Slips into the Far-side of Another's Telescope, Back Home in Saugus, and Valor's Commission.
He has multiple works in Rosebud, Literally Stories, Linnet's Wings, Serving House Journal, Frontier Tales, Rope and Wire Magazine, Copperfield Review, Literary Orphans, etc. He has 16 Pushcart nominations, 6 Best of Net nominations with one winner, and other awards. He graduated from Boston College in 1956, served in Korea 1950-52 and retired from Raytheon Company in 1991.
Too Much Asia to Wipe Off / Genre: General Fiction
Chris Banntry yelled, “Who the hell are you? Get off my goddamn bed! This is my goddamn bed! This is my goddamn place!” The soft eyes were looking down at him. His own mouth tasted like shoes. His hip was a real aching bitch, talking down his leg, live as a streamer, a banner jiggling in a wafer breeze. On one leg an itch began its tenure. “Damn ants,” he screamed as if promise was a payback. The soft face pulled back abruptly, alarm riding on it, and Banntry swore he smelled fear rising from it, could taste it coming at him as if it were buttered popcorn steeped in the air. Read the full story HERE>>
Grease Monkey Joe / Genre: General Fiction
Joe Buffalino danced into work every morning of his 45 years on the job, the other two mechanics, the odd-jobs driver, the two clerks and two salesmen in the office, keeping time on him, counting off minutes until he punched the time clock, saying his hands were already occupied with tools. He predated the hiring of every employee, especially in the sales force. Read the full story here>>
The Tale of Trot and Dim Johnny / Genre: General Fiction
As all accidents are about to happen, or strange encounters take place, fate stands at the edge of the road waiting to announce itself, an unseen signpost, an unseen hitchhiker. Such was the plan when Banford J. Hibbs pushed his wheelchair out of the driveway and onto the sidewalk. Both his legs had been left on the rampant sands of a Pacific island half a century earlier. He did not see the boy with the white cane until he had almost knocked him down. Read the full story HERE>>
Almost Rickshaw / Genre: General Fiction
Maye Tuong was part Chinese, had three brothers and one sister, all married and moved out, and she lived with her mother and father across the Saugus River, at the upper end where a small wooden bridge spanned the water. Her mother was the Chinese parent, not the father, Henry Tuong, who was, as far as I knew, an old Lynn boy from way back who brought his wife home from one of his wars as a Marine. Shanghai rang a bell but I was never sure of where. I did know some other things about Maye, fact or fiction as you’ll have it, which had settled into my mind because she was extremely shapely for one thing; and she never had a date, at least I never saw her with a fellow. Read the full story HERE>>
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