Meet the Bonnie and Clyde of the Weird West
In the Weird West, unflappable sharpshooter Melinda and her easygoing partner Lance hunt a menagerie of monsters. From cannibalistic gremlins to psychic bug infestations, there’s nothing this gunslinging duo can’t handle.
Read about their adventures in a short story collection on Amazon’s Vella or in one of the below anthologies. And hold onto your hats, because a novel featuring these two characters is hopefully coming soon!
Excerpt from Death's Horse Death rode in on a horse made of wood and bones, its joints screeching with every pound of its hooves against the sand. Death, other wise known as Elliot Red-Eye Carson, raised his rifle, the sun a smudged glow behind him like someone had burned the sky with the end of a rolled cigarette. "Found you." Carson leveled the rifle at Melinda's forehead. He wore a hat the color of day-old puke, with rags to match. He and the horse smelled of sewage, rot and all manners of decay. "You look a little different, El." Melinda eased her finger off the trigger of her six shooter and set it gently down.
In “A Dusty Arrival” (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine), Melinda and Lance must fight off an invasion of cannibalistic gremlins before they take over their minds.
This short story was also cited in Writing Speculative Fiction: Creative and Critical Approaches, a resource for writing speculative fiction.
Issue 70 can be purchased here.
Stories and characters (c) 2021 by KC Grifant