My short story Who Shot Jesus? Is featured this week on the free website Rope and Wire, http://www.ropeandwire.com
Joe Cane is flushed from his farm in northern Arkansas by the Union army and a carpetbagger banker. Seems no one in Joplin wanted him either, so he keeps traveling. He wants nothing more than to settle down and raise horses.
During a bitter cold ice storm, he stumbles into an abandoned cabin on the prairie. Two cold and starving children waiting with their dead mother lead him to a place he wasn’t sure he wanted to go—until he got there.
Why did I write this story? I saw a picture of a man riding a horse in a blizzard. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Like most of my stories, this one as has some questions imbedded. Who did shoot Jesus? Did God take a hand and bring these people together? Pure luck? And the ending? Who would have thunk it?
Read it on Rope and Wire or jump on over to Amazon.com and get the collection of stories called The Reckoning. Plus, rumor has it that these stories plus some more will come out in paperback soon. Can’t wait.
Until next time…