Top Ten Western Short Stories For December
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Western short stories Bio. of John Grabski
John Grabski's work has appeared in Change-Seven Magazine, The Tishman Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Unbroken Journal, Eclectica Literary Mag, Animal Literary Mag, The Harpoon Review, Ash & Bones, Crack the Spine, Frontier Tales, Cyclamens & Swords, Foliate Oak Literary Mag, Rocky Mountain Revival and a host of others. He holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Liverpool and is an alum of Harvard Business School.
You can find his published work at or reach him on twitter @GrabskiJohn when he's not riding his horse.
first ray of sunlight struck the cowbell that hung from the gaunt
longhorn’s neck as she meandered through the dust, calf at her
flank with Jake Moon astride a sorrel horse not far behind. Moon was
a thin-made man with gunmetal eyes and a beard that rimmed his jaw
like a wreath of wire. In the saloon the day before, Moon listened as
a drunk rambled on about a man named Pitts and his pregnant wife. The
pair had leased ten acres of land just out of town. Pitts quit his
job at the bank to try his hand as a farmer. That and to get away
from the endless blather about his wife, Clare and her idiot sister—a
rail-thin girl of nineteen who was the butt of every joke in town.
The sister had taken sick with scarlatina and after the fever broke
she just walked about in circles with her palms to the sky, clicking
her tongue against the roof of her mouth. Read more of Weak Sister Here>>