Synopsis of my story:
A drunkard gunslinger is forced to standoff against horrible plague local miners brought back with them into town. But if he means to succeed, Hanlin must also find the courage to accept his troubled past.
Praise for my story:
“For anyone who has watched Philip Kaufman’s The Invasion of the Body Snatchers or (pick any zombie movie) this is the sort of feeling you get from reading this.” ~ SF Site
Ten horrific tales, including:
“Daddy’s Little Girl” by Julie Frost
“Fallen Idol by Lillian” Csernica
“Ye Shall Eat in Haste” by Steve Nagy
“So Praise Him” by Samuel Marzioli
“Saturday” by Evan Dicken
“Of Holes and Craters” by Jenner Michaud
“Hired Hand” by Kenneth W. Cain
“The Last Good Place” by Rhoads Brazos
“Ten to Midnight” by Suzie Lockhart & Bruce Lockhart 2nd
“Fallout” by DJ Tyrer
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Six-Guns Straight From Hell 2 – edited by David B. Riley:
Weird western, western horror, crossover stories. They’ve been called a lot of things. The one thing no one should call them is some “new kind of horror.” This is a genre that goes back over 100 years. That always seems to surprise people when I’m giving talks on the subject. I don’t know that labels are really important to anyone but the critics, as they seem to have a compulsive need to label everything. I do know I’ve always enjoyed these stories–whether they’re in comic books, the pages of books like this one or even the occasional film.
When I look for a story for a project like this, the main thing I want isn’t just horror elements, but something fun to read. I think the stories that follow in these pages live up to that. Additionally, there is the namesake. You’ve no doubt noticed this is volume two. The first book carrying the name Six Guns Straight From Hellcame out in 2010 and was co-edited with Laura Givens. It was very popular. So, it was time for another one. I hope there are even more to come.
You’ll find a wide variety of horror and dark fantasy in these pages. One story skirts modern times as it tries to deal with some ghosts of the Civil War. Another has an African tie in to an Arizona adventure. Of course we’ve got a haunted mine, complete with a very unusual ghost hunter. And what western-themed book wouldn’t have gunfights? Rest assured, we’ve got ‘em.
So saddle up for a wild ride through the Old West. We open this book with a character from the first volume, starting with a gunfight-laden adventure featuring Joel Jenkins’ popular Native American gunfighter, Lone Crow.
Table of Contents:
- Joel Jenkins – “Blood for the Jaguar”
- Dakota Brown – “The Life”
- Vivian Caethe – “The Feast of Hungry Ghosts”
- J. A. Campbell – “Brown and the Lost Dutchman Mine”
- Sam Knightt – ” Uncle Banjamin’s Triple ‘T’ Tonic”
- Jason Andrew – “A Dream Of A Country Cottage”
- Kenneth W. Cain – “Hired Hand”
- Kit Volker – “Another One”
- David Boop – “The Tale of Uji the Griot”
Cover Art by M. Wayne Miller