Top Ten Western Short Stories For December
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Tom F. Sheehan
Western Short Story
Tom Sheehan never ceases to amaze me. He writes alot. More than anyone I know. How one man can come up with so many story lines is beyond me.
He once said that when he was younger he owned five typewriters. He always had a story going in each one. It reminded me of a chess master playing multiple boards at one time. That's Tom Sheehan, a writing master. He writes in multiple genres, not just the western.
This is Tom Sheehan's library. The page links to his many western short stories. You can lose yourself in any one of them. Scroll down the page and enjoy.
A letter from Tom to Scott (in part)
The people who went west in the early days of our country came from many countries and customs, and brought much of their culture with them. Nothing is more intriguing and interesting to me than their pursuits, their dreams, and the harsh life they entered.
I attempt to write stories about those struggles and achievements that spread this country from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. They carried all kinds of visions that drove them onward; and in these pursuits they rose, they fell, they faulted, they were often exalted or saluted, they served, and many survived the harshest rigors.
Their stories, fact or fiction, where we rarely know the complete details of any act, should be carried on. I attempt to keep my part in this interest. I have found in you and your vision, Rope and Wire Magazine, and your contributors, the same interests and passions for the past that I have and consider myself quite lucky the day I came across the site, 7/8/07...
Carry on with great success.
Western short stories Bio. of Tom Sheehan
Sheehan (31st Infantry, Korea 1951-52; Boston College 1952-56) has published 32 books, has multiple works in Rosebud, Linnet’s Wings, Serving House Journal, Literally Stories, Copperfield Review,Literary Orphans, Indiana Voices Journal, Frontier Tales, Western Online Magazine, Faith-Hope and Fiction, Eastlit, Rope & Wire Magazine, The Literary Yard, Green Silk Journal, Fiction on the Web, The Path, etc.He has 33 Pushcart nominations, 5 Best of the Net nominations (one winner).
Later book publications include Swan River Daisy by KY Stories, The Cowboys and Beside the Broken Trail by Pocol Press, and Jehrico byDanse Macabre. Back Home in Saugus (a collection) is being considered, as is Elements & Accessories (poetry), and Valor's Commission (a collection of war and post war tales reflecting the impact of PTSD). He was 2016 Writer-in-Residence at Danse Macabre in Las Vegas.