Rish Outfield presents a dozen stories performed by the author. Includes some bonus flash fiction pieces not available anywhere else!
Into the Furnace is a western, with horror/fantasy elements. After losing his wife back in Oklahoma, Sheriff Will Ford takes his daughter west to Bendo's Furnace, New Mexico, taking over for the previous sheriff, who disappeared. When he gets there, Will discovers that a great many of the town's residents have fled or vanished, leaving no trace and few clues. It turns out not to be Indians, as Will initially suspected, but something far stranger. Also includes an Author's Note.
"Weird West with a twist"
In this Western sequel to Birth of a Sidekick, young Ben Parks is stuck in Trueno, Arizona without a mentor. But when a veiled stranger comes to town, he ends up with a second chance at achieving his dream of being an adventure sidekick.
"great sequel - better than the first!"
A snowstorm is coming to Jeremy Cooper's little town. As mayor, he decides to gather everybody together to make sure everybody is safe. But when one member of the community is overlooked, Jeremy has to decide what to do about the legendary Ugly Trudy Pitter. Also includes an author's note.
Ten-year-old Will Choner has an unusual ability, one he inherited from his dead father and one his mother has forbidden him from using. But when Will's uncle shows up at the door, Will is tempted to use it again...to find that missing girl on the news.
When Joshua McGinty runs into his twin sister after nearly 20 years, a flood of memories comes back to him. Dark memories of his upbringing in a religious cult, with a very unique calling, one he tried his hardest to escape. Has his sister escaped as well?
Driving to Montana, a man and his dog end up on an isolated winter road. Stopping, they discover they're not alone out there.
The time has come for the Lean Rider, Western hero, to pick his new sidekick, and orphaned Benny Parks is thrilled to be chosen. He looks forward to a series of adventures and life lessons alongside the famous gunslinger, but has no idea what he's really in for.
"Great short story"
Divorced and about to lose his son, Tom decides to take the three year old to his first comic book convention. He wants to create an experience that will last in the little boy's memory long after he's gone, and that certainly happens, though not in the way he would have planned.
When 10-year-old Lara Demming discovers her next-door neighbor is a witch, she is initially horrified by the discovery. And then, she becomes curious what she can learn from Old Widow Holcomb.
Don has returned from the big city with his tail between his legs, a loser in every sense of the word. But when his Uncle Frank gives him the chance to help him reopen their small-town movie theater, Don sees it as the opportunity to redeem himself, to be a part of something special. And he is more right than he knows.
When a young reporter visits a lighthouse to interview the old man who lives in it, she's secretly hoping that the mysterious sea creature that was spotted nearby will make an appearance. She is not disappointed.
When Eli Jacobs hears his wife talk in her sleep the first time, he is amused. When she does it a second time, he is curious. But when Diane Jacobs says things at the exact same time every night, he becomes really, really interested.