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Western Short Stories
Tyler Boone

Tyler Boone

Western Short Stories Bio. of Tyler Boone

Tyler Boone is a penname for Charles Gramlich, who lives amid the piney woods of southern Louisiana. He is the author of the western collection, Killing Trail, and has contributed to such anthologies as The Shot Rang Out. Some of his western influences include Louis L'Amour, Will Henry, and Ed Gorman.

As Charles Allen Gramlich, he is the author of the five book Talera sword and planet fantasy series, which was strongly influenced by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and Louis L'Amour. And he has written a space opera entitled Under the Ember Star, and a thriller Cold in the Light. Many of his stories have been collected in the anthologies, Bitter Steel, (fantasy), Midnight in Rosary (Vampires/Werewolves), and In the Language of Scorpions (Horror).

Charles's (and Tyler's) work is generally available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Wildside Press. He blogs on his website and is happy to connect on facebook. Just click on one of the links below.

Website/Blog ~  Amazon Author Page On facebook as Charles Gramlich

Western Short Stories by Tyler Boone

X Marks the Spot

By Tyler Boone

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Erik Donald France rode into Little Rock, Arkansas bearing evidence of death in his saddlebags. The town was burgeoning, filled with energy and bustle in this Year of the Lord, 1875. More than twelve thousand people lived within the city limits. It seemed like all of them were on the streets. Erik had to ask directions to the house of Megan Toombs, where he was to deliver a message and a memento.  Read the full story HERE>>

Hard Luck Hannah

Tyler Boone

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Hannah Jones was sidling along out back of Big Red Amos’s saloon about four in the morning when she tripped and fell headlong into money—in a manner of speaking. She’d planned to raid the saloon’s trash bin in hopes that someone had thrown away a bottle with a swallow of whiskey or beer left in the bottom. She forgot all about that when she discovered the windfall her fall had reaped.  Read the full story HERE>>

A Curse for Billy Boyd

Tyler Boone

Billy Boyd rode into Liberty town with violence in his heart. It was late October. A cold spell had set in over northwest Arkansas, leaving icicle teeth hanging under the eaves of the buildings and filming the water troughs with ice. Billy’s breath smoked as he came along main street and dismounted in front of the general store.  Read the full story HERE>>

Gun Law

Tyler Boone

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Lane Gabriel sat his horse in the shade of the huge oak and watched the hanged man sway gently back and forth on the rope that had strangled him to death. Cicadas hummed overhead in the tree’s leaves. The horse’s tail swished at buzzing flies. A trickle of water in the nearby creek offered the only contrast to the sounds of summer heat. Read the full story HERE>>