Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Short Story Snippet: Train Station 3:00 P.M. by Candace Gleave


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“Now take you time with the shot,” Samson said in a calm voice.

              “They are riding pretty fast,” Nasty Nate said with his rifle up to his cheekbone, taking aim at one of the approaching riders.

              “I know, that’s the beauty of marksmanship,” Samson said. “Now breathe, hold, and then slowly exhale and fire.”

              Nasty Nate took a couple of deep breaths, paused, exhaled his nerves and in one slow breath he fired on the woman rider. The shot echoed off the canyon walls as the female rider fell off the horse and landed with a hard thump.
 
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