Western Short Stories
Jerry Brickley

Jerry Brickley

Jerry Brickley is a graduate of Butler University with an MFA degree in creative writing. His work has been featured in Snowy Egret, the oldest independent U. S. journal of nature writing and The Shootist, the magazine of the National Congress of Western Shooters. Jerry is a prose writer who works in both creative nonfiction and fiction. His primary focus of late has been in the area of historical fiction.

Jerry taught English and Creative Writing at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana for twenty-seven years. He is semi-retired, teaching as an adjunct instructor at a local college in Indianapolis. He is also a living history re-enactor, a hobby which has lent itself to much of his writing. He re-enacts in the French & Indian War period. His Celtic Folk band plays at Civil War events. And he is a cowboy action shooter. He is also an avid sailor and lives in Clermont, Indiana with his wife Wendy.


The Widow’s Cave

Jerry Brickley

The sunset blazed blood red above the rugged hills of the Choctaw nation. Heck Thibodeau stood with a deep October chill in his face. He pulled the brim of his hat lower and turned up the sheepskin collar of his coat. “Nights are going to start getting crisp, Banjo. Looks like we might be getting some weather soon. We’d better find a place to hunker down.” The bay gelding nuzzled the back of his master’s coat. Heck led his horse back into the trees, picking his way carefully. Read the full story HERE>>