Saturday, January 4, 2014
SHOT FOR A DOG--SIX SENTENCE SATURDAY by CHERYL PIERSON
I’ve got a new release this week that I want to share with you all. It’s called Shot For a Dog, and is a western psychological thriller short story. It’s been released through Cane Hollow Press as a single-sell short story for only .99 and will appear next year in an anthology for charity.
Here’s the blurb:
"It had been an accident—a trick of the relentless, shimmering heat—that had made Luke pull the trigger. At least, that had been the story he told, and the tale he stuck to in his own mind, until he had almost come to believe the fabrication himself."
This tense psychological thriller by acclaimed author Cheryl Pierson begins with envy and makes its way to madness, as a young farm boy on the American frontier finds his life unraveling due to a moment of rage...
THE SET UP:
Jeremiah always has everything his way—and why should he? He’s a half-breed, not even a real Marshall. Older brother Luke has had enough of it, and plans to show his little brother who’s boss by taking something from him he loves beyond his own life. Once Luke sets the series of events in motion, he gets more than he bargained for, and Jeremiah turns the tables on him in a frightening, deadly way…
Luke’s breath caught in his throat. This was not the Jeremiah he knew. He was taller, older, stronger. His face was ageless; streaked still with Shadow’s blood. The dark eyes that pinioned him to the ground were filled with soul-burning hate.
“J-Jeremiah?” Luke’s voice came out breathy and afraid. “Wh—what are you doing here?”
Jeremiah’s sardonic chuckle chilled Luke in spite of the hot summer sun.
“Why, I’m here to keep you company on your journey, brother.” He stepped forward and dropped one knee to the ground, kneeling beside Luke. “I’m here to let everyone know what you did.”
Here’s where you can buy SHOT FOR A DOG.