Home Country

To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that. A nicer, kinder guy you never met. But for one evening each...

Home Country

It began the way most miracles do: by accident or the hand of God, take your pick. It might have been the weather, at least...

Home Country: New Year’s Resolutions

There’s nothing like New Year’s Resolution to make a guy feel completely inadequate, thought Doc as he sat and sipped coffee at the philosophy...

Home Country: December dreaming

There is a nighttime sweetness and hope that hovers over us this time of year here at home. This is a time for summing...

Home Country: Curing the winter doldrums

It might have been the winter doldrums that did it. You can never be sure of these things. It’s just that … well, Doc...

Home Country: The final proposal

Dewey picked up Emily’s yellow dress at the cleaners and drove it back to her here in the valley. They had managed to get...

Home Country: Guns & Ammo

By Slim Randles The sign in front of the gas station says “Unleaded, 2.39, special on Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel.” Visitors here in the valley...

Whistle’n through life

By Slim Randles Windy Wilson came in to the philosophy counter just about the time we’d finished the hash browns with chile on the side....

Home Country

Home Country Slim Randles “Tell you kids what,” he said, sitting down and cutting off their escape route, “there’s more to lifetimin’ than jest gettin’ married,...

Home Country: Sweet as sugar

By Slim Randles It was the cold outside that bound us together better inside the Mule Barn truck stop. The coffee warmed our innards and...
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