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Beyond the Western
Tom Sheehan

Tom Sheehan

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.

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Stories by Tom Sheehan


The Clueless Detective, Morgan Stubbs / Genre: General Fiction

Tom Sheehan

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

Tom Sheehan

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>>


Too Much Asia to Wipe Off / Genre: General Fiction

Tom Sheehan

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

Tom Sheehan

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>>


More Beyond the Western Stories by Tom Sheehan

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Aces & Eights / Genre: General Fiction

A Letter to Those Lost and Those Gone Beyond / Genre: General Fiction

Almost Rickshaw / Genre: General Fiction

Assault on Mount Carmel / Genre: Mystery

A Toast to Skink / Genre: General Fiction

Blind Release / Genre: General Fiction

Burke Brentwood, Collector of Goods / General Fiction

Death at the First Iron Works of America / Genre: Historical Fiction

Driving on the Sausage Run / Genre: General Fiction

Face in the Window / Genre: Mystery

Half a Century Later at a Mid-Earth Pub / Genre: General Fiction

Murder, WhereverWhenever, is Murder / Genre: Mystery

New Wave Info Inc (NWII) / Genre: Amateur Sleuth

Oh, the Wounds He Wore, Death His Neighbor / Genre: War

Old Man River / Genre: General Fiction

One Oh for Tillie / Genre: General Fiction

Opo the Heroic Dolphin / Genre: General Fiction

Parkie, Tanker, Tiger of Tobruk / Genre: War

Passion at High Elm / General Fiction

Shadow in the Church / General Fiction

Shindig, Shivaree and Hellfortootin’ Honeymoon Time / Genre: General Fiction

Star Blitz / Genre: General Fiction

Swan River Daisy / Genre: General Fiction

The Boy Who Dug Worms at Mussel Flats / Genre: General fiction

The Cochran Resolve / Genre: Mystery

The Davidof Dilemma / Genre: Mystery

The Dollhouse Victim / Genre: General Fiction

The Dumpmaster's Boy / Genre: General Fiction

The Emphatic Prisoner / Genre: War

The Gang from the Boatyard / Genre: Mystery

The Ghostly Hitchhiker / Genre: Mystery

The Idyll of Staff Bickerston / Genre: General Fiction

The Man in the Cemetery / Genre: General Fiction

The Man Who Carried No Name / Genre: General Fiction

The Million Dollar Road / Genre: Mystery

The Miracle of Bereft John / Genre: General Fiction

The Night I Drove Freeman Home / General Fiction

The Old Man in the Garden of Long Shadows / Genre: General Fiction

The Old Man Who Hid Music / General Fiction

The Puzzle Solution’s Swift Shift from Irony / Genre: General Fiction

The Rescue of Brittan Courvalais / Genre: Historical Fiction

The Tale of Trot and Dim Johnny / Genre: General Fiction

The Unforgotten / General Fiction