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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.
That morning, a May Saturday, when Fernando "Fred" Norstrand first put on the police uniform, solid blue deep as a line of defense, bright buttons shining gold-like running down the front straight as ideas cemented in his mind, his wife stood in the bathroom doorway in open admiration of the new spectacle. He had only recently taken off a Navy uniform, discharged from service because of injury. They loved each other that morning with a new and silent abandon, their baby son still asleep, the day already lopsided in their favor, and the man of the house about to start a new job. He had been appointed as a special policeman of the town, assigned to the lone local theater to keep the kids in line, Saturday being the toughest start of all; popcorn, noise, kids away from parental control, let loose from their homes, very different from the few homes he'd visited during Pacific duty and the home he had grown up in. Read the full story HERE>>
The Sunken Shadow in the River / Genre: General Fiction
I had seen it first, years after the site was dedicated, renewed. Nothing of its kind, so historic, so deeply placed and centuries hidden, had ruptured this peaceful town of Saugus, mere miles from the heart of Boston, and near lost to time in the river beside the Frist Iron Works in America, newly dedicated and renovated, to become part of the National Park system. Now, the uproarious news was afoot and some folks wished I had kept my mouth shut. Now, there came the threat of undiscovered riches, a cargo laden with gold, jewelry, silver in rough shape, all beckoning their fingers to the populace. The devastation would begin, the search enhanced by the deep shadow oblivious for close to four centuries at the deepest curve of the river, at the widest sweep of its waters, most likely the deepest part of the river since its run from the Atlantic Ocean, a place where history hid itself for four centuries or more. Read the full story HERE>>
The Clueless Detective, Morgan Stubbs / Genre: General Fiction
Not until Morgan Stubbs, elusive detective, brought found clues home with him, those clues of a crime laying about, often right at his feet as though they were left there to be found, to dawdle over them, tussle and toss them about, measure them in relationship to the crime now under investigation, and bring up associated imagery, did they mount to a hill of beans, and then some!! Read the full story HERE>>
Silas Tully’s Last Case / Genre: General Fiction
Chief Lloyd Mariner of the Saugus Police Department pulled down the yellow crime scene tape and inserted the key in the door of Apartment 5D of Longview Apartments, the lone assisted living facility in town. He could hear other tenants’ doors creak open along the hallway, and practically mark the frightened faces peeking through the thin slots… Old men, old ladies don’t need any of this, he was thinking, but he was sure somebody in the facility was a murderer. That’d make anybody nervous, old or not. Read the full story HERE>>
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