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Mahalas Press will be publishing a Weird West/Western Horror anthology of short fiction titled A Fistful of Demons from both debut and established authors in the Fall of 2022. We are based in the US, and welcome submissions from around the world.
Twenty-two-year-old Jesse Two Crows, grandson of the famous occult hunter Zarahemla, has struck out to make his way in the world as a riverboat captain and leave the family business of monster hunting behind.
Many years ago I wrote a short story for a little Weird West anthology that would eventually become The Widow’s Son. It’s a bit rough, but I reckon I’d share it all the same.
Just a quick post of some awesome fan art inspired by The Widow’s Son.
“The Man With Bronze Teeth” will focus on a teenage Zarahemla Two Crows, his relationship with his foster sister Ooljee, and his quest to become a man as he battles the titular villain alongside his foster father Porter Rockwell.
Writers, fire up your keyboards! Submissions will be opening up soon for the weird west anthology “A Fistful of Demons.”
Wrote this intro when I was playing with different POVs for the novel. It’s narrated by Zarahemla Two Crows. Didn’t make it into the book, but I like it.
Pass the bottle and I’ll tell you a story of whiskey and wheelguns; of when mighty Buffalo Soldiers patrolled the desert on iron steeds, and of cannibal lizard men deep in the Louisiana bayou; of Navajo skin-walkers and the Mexican undead; of the forgotten tomb of an ancient Mayan god and the Man with Bronze Teeth. A story of the halfbreed lawman and young widow who together stormed the gates of Hell to rescue her son. A story, my friend, of when the West was Weird.
A cynical gun-for-hire is contracted to take out a group of pirates who turn out to be abolitionists liberating human cargo.