Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sample Saturday - November 8, 2014

Welcome to Sample Saturday. This week's sample is from a new piece I'm writing--a second short story called Bad Blood.

Ferrell occupied the afternoon hours by directing three workers at the bank building. It was time for final touches. Two of the men hammered up notices along one side wall, while the third, Lonnie Haught, brought in stools from a wagon parked behind the building and arranged them behind the three teller cages.

When Lonnie had finished his task, Ferrell caught his eye and beckoned him into the office.

“You’ve done a fine job today, Mr. Haught,” he said, sitting behind his large desk and gesturing for Lonnie to take a seat. “I admire a man who works as hard as you do.” He paused while he prepared a cigar and struck a match. After a moment, satisfied with his efforts, he blew out the smoke he'd inhaled and looked at Lonnie again. “Didn’t I see you with a pistol the day I arrived in town?”

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the sample.

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Click the "My Books" tab at the top of the page for more information about my books and short stories. Purchase links are included. The "Special Collections" tab includes information and links to my novella, Faith and the Foreman, and a short story in the Owenverse, Bloodied Leather, which gives a glimpse into the future of the Owen Family. Don't forget to come back next Saturday for another sample of my writing.

Bestselling author Marsha Ward wrote the novella, Faith and the Foreman, in the best-selling Timeless Romance Anthology Old West Collection. She is the author of an acclaimed novel series featuring the Owen family. Book 4, Spinster's Folly, won the 2013 USA Best Book Award for Western Fiction, and recently was named Finalist in Western Fiction in the 2014 International Book Awards. A former journalist, Ward has published over 900 articles, columns, poems and short stories. She is the founder of American Night Writers Association, a.k.a. ANWA.

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