“Welcome to Dry Gulch, Colorado. The year is 1881 or so, the gold mine has played out, but there’s talk some company from back east is supposedly putting in a zinc mine near town. Folks are friendly in Dry Gulch. Don’t forget to stop by the bakery for a loaf of sourdough bread from Miss Wendy’s secret recipe, then wet your whistle in the saloon next door. Just be sure to tip that piano player. You can get your prospecting supplies from the Dry Goods Store. And you can catch up on Mrs. Duncan’s cat in the pages of the Gazette. Keep an eye out for Henry, the town drunk. He likes to tell folks about the ghosts he sees, if you buy him a drink.Dry Gulch is easy to get to. Just saddle up and take a ride out to the weird, weird west.”
Tales from Dry Gulch is a “shared world anthology”, which means the authors all played in the same sandbox. We all started with the same locations and characters, but made our own stories. That means you will see familiar locations and some of the same townsfolk wandering through our stories.
My story, What Happens When You Wet Your Whistle in Dry Gulch, is about Horace, who finds he may have had a drunken adventure with Henry, the town drunk, that he doesn’t really remember so well…
Also, I got to do the cover art for this anthology!