Archive for the ‘SHORT STORIES’ Category

Thoughts on Heaven

The Granddad sat on the back row on the bleachers at the YMCA. His grandson was playing basketball there. He was young, around 6 years old. In this setting, the bleachers were on one side for both teams. The separate team supporters would sit on one end, while the other supporters on the other end. […]

A Western Christian Story–Chapter 4

A WESTERN CHRISTIAN STORY—CHAPTER 4 Quanah wasn’t on the warpath today. He was just taking his time exploring, rather enjoying his surroundings. Since the white man had come into his life, this was a rare event to find time to relax. The truth of the matter, you could never completely relax in the wild. In […]

The Canyon–Chapter 4

The Canyon—Chapter 4 He wasn’t back. Prairie Chicken had to make a decision, actually the decision was already made. She had made it several days ago in  her mind. Her pinto mare had carried Prairie Chicken many miles and she would carry her many more. She was a black with a milky white color pattern. […]


Ned poured what was left of the coffee over the fire. He had his fill for the morning. He let the pot cool down and put it in his saddle bags. It was tight but it fit as it had numerous time before. Once the pot was in, he stood back and looked around. Not […]

The Canyon-Chapter 3

The young Indian boy would have to walk. This was no big deal. He was used to walking, some at least. The lost of his horse had revealed something to him that he had been putting off. That was that he needed a new horse. A horse he would be proud to ride, a horse […]

The Lucky Young Black Bear

Oh, he loves blackberries. He could eat them all day it seemed. He had found a patch of them. He was not the only one it seemed who loved blackberries and their where several other black bears enjoyed the same delicacies. Four of them to be exact. He didn’t mind, there were plenty of the […]

The Hidden History of Jingle Bells

Now that I call myself an “investigative reporter” on all things horsey and of minimal importance, and since Christmas is upon us, I thought I’d take a deeper look into the song, Jingle Bells. We’ve been duped The wool has been pulled over our eyes since 1945 when Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters took […]

Water Buffalos, Terror on the hoof

When I was a young man, actually a boy, I was extremely fascinated with animals, particularly wild animals. This was well before the internet. Mostly everything or resource was via magazines. I read a lot on the subject. I want to tell one tale. I can’t remember where I read this story. I can’t remember […]


It had been 2 years since he has seen the black colt. He had grown a lot, even as a 2 year old. The wild did that to a horse. They had to be strong to survive. Every muscle had a purpose, every movement depended on muscles. They had to be strong to make it […]

A Western Christian Story–Chapter 2

Safely in the concealment of the pines, he pulled his horse to a complete stop. His eyes searching every detail around him. Sure  he has spared the young boy’s life, but that could be looked upon as weakness. He had no way of knowing for sure. He had to be on the alert. He checked […]

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