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Western Short Stories
Robert Gilbert

Robert Gilbert

Western Short Stories bio. of Robert Gilbert

Robert Gilbert is author of Run With the Outlaws, a collection of Western short stories (amazon). Hooked on Westerns began when Gilbert lived in Hollywood, California, as a entertainment writer. Ten of his short stories have been published in Frontier Tales. Another story, Blanchard County, will be published in the May 2021 edition of Frontier Tales. Gilbert has finished another short story collection, Duel, as well as the novel Crow. He has written over twenty-five Western short stories.  

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Western Short Stories by Robert Gilbert


Next Town Is Bow Ridge

Robert Gilbert

Synopsis: Marshal Brothers, from Cheyenne River, travels by train to Bow Ridge with a short stop in Vernon Creek. Passengers are talkative except for two noticeable cowboys. While in Bow Ridge, Brothers, Sheriff Ford and prisoner Alvin Speers head to the train returning to Cheyenne River. They are met by Elmer Haines, father of Ellis who was killed by Speers. Gun fire takes place between Haines, the two cowboys and the lawmen. Four men die before the train departs.

Story:

According to the schedule that was mentioned to me by the ticket agent before I boarded the Denver & Northern train, I knew the town coming up was Vernon Creek. To the best of my recollection, Bow Ridge wasn't too far beyond that, maybe another twenty miles. That distance gave me time to settle back, letting my Stetson shade my eyes. Read the full story HERE>>