Author: Kenneth Mark Hoover
Published in Beneath Ceaseless skies
Word Count: 7,000 words approx
A ripping yarn in which a lone cowboy rides into town to sort the bad guys out. This storyline is a staple of westerns, but Hoover has given it a fantasy twist. In this story there is a reason for the evil in the land, and an explanation for the cowboy is working for a higher agency.