Newest Short Story by Jack Goodner posted on Fictitious

Read the full story HERE>>Remembering Rusty, the Cattle Dog That Weren't 

Newest short story by Michael E. Mclean posted on Fictitious

Read the full story HERE>> Tajik

Newest Western Short Story by Darrel Sparkman posted on Fictitious

Read the full story HERE>> The Last Warrant

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Western Short Stories
(Find your new favorite author below this text)

Discover New Authors

Western short stories have always been the cornerstone of the Rope and Wire website. The authors who contribute their time and talent to this website play an important roll in its ongoing success.

It's a partnership more than anything. Published western authors trade short stories for name recognition and the promotion of their books. It's always worked well and as long as Rope and Wire exists, this partnership will continue. 

Clicking on any of the author images below this text will take you to that authors page where you'll find their posted short stories for your reading enjoyment. Their Bio., links to their books and social media outlets as here  as well. 

There's a comment section at the bottom of each story. It would be great if you'd leave one.

If you're a published author and interested in partnering with Rope and Wire. Hit the Contact button located in the navigation bar to the left or Message me from the Rope and Wire Facebook page and we'll talk.


Top Guns are western authors with 10 or more stories posted to Rope and Wire.

These authors understand the advantage of getting their stories to the top of the list. It's all about promoting their work by contributing western short stories to this site. Why? So readers like you will become familiar with who they are as well as their writing style. If you enjoy what you're reading, you'll want to follow the provided links to the books these authors have for sale.


(Keep scrolling for more great western authors who are working their way toward Top Gun status)

Six Shooters
Hard Working Authors Who Have contributed six to nine western short stories.

These authors are moving up. They've contributed over one but under six western short stories.

Single Shots
Below are western authors who have contributed their first western short story to Rope and Wire.