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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.

Here's a link to all of Tom's books on Amazon>>


Stories by Tom Sheehan


A Letter to Those Lost and Those Gone Beyond

Tom Sheehan

Dear Big John and Little John and Billy and Hughie Menzies and Londo and Eddie McCarthy and Breda and Kujawski and the comrade I carried to his death whose name I never knew and all the others I pray for every night yet, the men of the 31st Infantry Regiment and brother outfits of the 17th Regiment and the 49th Field Artillery Battalion, and all the comrades and all the wars. Read the full story HERE>>


Murder, Wherever, Whenever, is Murder / Genre: Mystery

Tom Sheehan

Regularly, I’m a Saugus cop, but get what extra work I can. None of it was ever like this one day's work, back in 1952, more than half a century ago. It was a special detail at the reconstruction site of America's First Iron Works in my hometown of Saugus, Massachusetts. I was sharp as a tack then, kept my eyes and ears open, loved new causes, new cases, the mysteries that lie right there at our feet, and for centuries at times. Don’t disclaim the unresolved, for mysteries hang on longer than fairy tales. Read the full story HERE>>


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

Tom Sheehan

All things began and ended, Georges Amocine always believed, in shadow, going into or coming out of, cave or womb or thought, place or circumstance not withstanding. And here he was again, with a semi-darkness beginning, telling him beforehand it was coming. Read the full story HERE>> 


Opo the Heroic Dolphin / Genre: General Fiction

Tom Sheehan 

Everybody knows that man's best friend is a dog, but a sailor's best friend is a dolphin. Centuries and centuries of sailors, from those who sailed the early Phoenician barks to those who sail the mighty U.S.S. Massachusetts today, all agree that the best friend a sailor has is the magnificent fish with the hard snout who will swim during storms in the wake of a troubled ship. Read the full story HERE>>


More Stories by Tom Sheehan

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Aces & Eights / 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

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

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 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 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 Unforgotten / General Fiction