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A Short Story Longer [Kindle Edition]

D Andrew Stewart
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Book Description

A Short Story Longer contains nine short stories from the frontiers of America:

"A Short Story Longer"
A kid with the “family curse” learns he has the talent to be one of the greatest gunslingers in the West. But is it worth the cost?

"The Burr"
When Dan plays a practical joke on a grizzled, old cowpoke, Dan fears that the old man’s revenge might prove deadly.

"It's the Law"
A good but misdirected kid learns too late that if the Law isn’t enforced, then there is no Law.

"Lonely Range"
A young ranch hand bravely attempts to rescue a wagon from bandits and finds himself trapped in the desert with a beautiful young woman . . . and no water for miles.

"The Feel of Death"
On his last night on his land, an old, blind rancher becomes trapped in his own cabin with somone, or something, that wants him dead.

"Final Justice"
Brad is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. With the noose already around his neck, he pleads his case for what might be the final time.

"Sleepwalker"
Despite his crippled leg, Cub is chosen to be tested to become a man, but his quest brother is also his enemy. And they’re alone in the wolf-infested wilderness.

"The Way It Should Be"
Emily discovers that her old beaux is back in town, but there’s something different about him, something that will teach her what true love really is.

"Watcher for the Brethren"
Don’s only son Virgil becomes mysteriously ill and is taken by the local authorities. But Don won’t let him go that easily and risks his life to get Virgil back.


Product Details

  • File Size: 318 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Ink Wing (October 23, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KAA8Y4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,710 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Westerns Like They Used to Be January 24, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
If you're a fan of Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey, then you might enjoy this book, A Short Story Longer. It's a collection of short stories set in the West (mostly Idaho and Utah), each having strong, moral characters trying to get out of tight situations. The authentic voice of each of the stories lends to the accuracy and feel of the setting. I hope to see more stories or a novel from D. Andrew Stewart.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed these stories March 11, 2012
By Rick
Format:Kindle Edition
The two most important things to me when I read a story are; can I relate to the characters and can I visualize what is happening. In "A Short Story Longer" the author has accomplished both. Even though each story is only 10 to 30 pages long, Mr. Stewart is able to develop the main characters quickly and provides enough description that I could picture the action and the location. The first 7 stories take place in the old west. Even though I rarely read westerns, I enjoyed these stories. My favorite story was Sleepwalker which is about a young Native American boy who overcomes his handicap, proves his character and becomes a full adult member of the tribe. I also liked Final Justice. In this story the main character uses the power of observation, quick thinking and trickery to save his own life and that of a young girl. The last story in the book is a departure from the others. Instead of taking place on the US western frontier, it takes place on the frontier of another planet. This futuristic science fiction story shows another side of Mr. Stewarts's writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable July 11, 2011
By Sean
Format:Kindle Edition
It was a very easy to keep on reading until the book was finished. The stories are well written and very easy to get behind the hero's and heroine's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Homespun Yarns - with an added Bonus at the end January 13, 2013
By WD
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When I was a kid, Saturday mornings were devoted (entirely) to watching "cowboy" movies on t.v. As reading westerns has never held any interest for me, I don't know why I ordered "A Short Story Longer"...however, I am very glad that I did.

Though short, the stories are well-rounded, well-edited, and clean - easily suitable for young adults.

The real surprise for me was the "bonus" story at the end - and written in my favorite genre!! (I won't reveal what it is so that I don't ruin the surprise for you!!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Western short stories. January 7, 2013
By Les
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I don't usually read short stories because when I settle in to read, I want to read for 2 to 3 hours. I'm really glad I made an exception in the case of this fine collection of short stories. The author has delivered several excellent stories written in a totally natural and smooth fashion. I enjoyed each one.
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