Writer: Sheldon Lee Compton

To the Cherokee Strip

To the Cherokee Strip

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“It seems wrong because it is wrong,” Thomas said. “And we’re doing it anyways. Won’t be the first time for either one of us. Let’s cut across right-handed and set up in those low hills. Rain’s coming.”more

South of Cincinnati

South of Cincinnati

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How do you starve a hillbilly to death?more

Seven Drums

Seven Drums

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When Buck bent to the ground to better see the stains in the dirt, I saw him favor his right leg. It was surely broken. Likely nothing more than a greenstick fracture, but broken all the same. And now wasn’t the time to have a broken leg.more