Top Ten Western Short Stories For December
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Buck Immov, lived his first 20 years in the Rockies. He has ridden the high country. His stories are based on high country people . His father ran the Hayden Ranch, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Buck went to college in Oregon and did research fellowships in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Virginia. He spent the next 25 years as a diver, a marine biologist, in California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. He taught marine biology at several small California colleges. He has published 25 articles on science. He lives in Rainbow, California.
Sometimes You Got To
big ranger was dressed like all your waddies were except he had red
leather stars on his boots and another one on his hatband. He was
running a little bit to fat and a little bit to gray, but he sat his
horse easy enough. He was clean-shaven and his clothes were clean,
but close to worn out in places. His saddle and tack were in real
good repair, though.
He dismounted, slipped a halter over his horse’s head and tied the lead rope to the hitching rail we had out there. I was glad to see that he didn’t tie the horse up with the reins; a horse can hurt his mouth bad if he shies when he is tied up like that. Lot of men do it, though.
Anyway the ranger came in and took off his hat. “How you doin’?” he said. Read the full story HERE>>