Short Stories by William H. Joiner, Jr.

 

 

The Man, The Horse, The Dog, The Rifle: A short story of the Old West (The life and times of Bull Joiner)

Bull Joiner was a legend. So was his dog, Two Asses, his horse, High Pockets and his rifle, Grave Digger.

Bull declared war on the cut throat Apache, Black Heart.

 

Sam and Bella: A Short Story of a Dog and Her Boy

Sam and Bella were born on the same day. Their devotion to each other was a lifetime commitment.

 

The Day Zeke Got A New Owner
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Cletus rocked in his rickety, thatched-backed rocking chair on the uneven porch of the old clapboard house. The house was overdue a paint job by about thirty years. The old house set on one acre, five miles from Patch, Mississippi.

 

Luca "Lucky" Ricci: Mob Hit Man
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Luca "Lucky" Ricci earned his nickname because he had a talent for killing people. It was said that no matter how badly the hit went down, Luca was always lucky when it came to killing.

 

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The Spear Family: A South Texas Tradition
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

A short story of an early settler in Texas. Gary Spear thought the stories of Indian raids were exaggerated. That all changed when he came face to face with the great Comanche war chief, Buffalo Hump.

 

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Nanuk: Maneater
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

A short story of Inuksuk, an Inupiat Eskimo boy, who has to defend his family against Nanuk, a killer polar bear that has developed a fondness for human flesh.

 

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Michael: Archangel
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Michael was sent to do God's will and defend the helpless.

 

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Diego: Wild Spanish Mustang
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

The old stallion hated Diego. When he saw the pack of wolves surrounding Diego, he galloped in the other direction. One less rival to worry about.

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Lancelot
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

When Lancelot took the oath to defend the weak and downtrodden, he meant it regardless of the odds against him.

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Curly Bill: Desperado
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Just the mention of the name, Curly Bill struck fear into the hearts of law abiding folks. The only law that Curly Bill recognized was his own.

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Annie: Sharpshooter
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Annie lived in a man's world. The only respect she ever got came from the barrel of a gun.

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My Dad
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Memories of my father.

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Sgt. Cooper: Trooper
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Sgt. Cooper led his men, enlisted and officers, in a fight for their lives.

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Daku
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Daku revered the old ways and traditions. He didn't want his culture polluted by the white man.

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Monty Haney: Bull Rider
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Everyone thought the cowboy was too old. That life had passed him by and his best years were behind him. Everyone except Monty.

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Range War
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

In the Bible the Apostle John was known as one of the sons of thunder. Jed Lassiter was a son of thunder and lightning. He was a veteran of more than one bloody range war. Lassiter was a marked man on the western frontier.

One Riot One Ranger: A short story of one man's war against evil

 

Burl Gene Fuller became the youngest elected sheriff in Texas history, but his destiny was in the hallowed service of the Texas Rangers.

 

The Day Lulu Mooned the Piggly Wiggly : A Short Story

Lulu said, “I gotta go to the Piggly Wiggly. You need to come with me to tote the groceries.” Cletus spit, closed his eyes and replied, “Don’t believe I will. You’re big enough to handle it.” As Lulu walked out to the tin shed to crank up the beat-up old pickup, she kept repeating one word, “Worthless!”

 

The Coming Storm: A Short Story of the Apocalypse

At the same time that the camping trip began from a dropping off point at the Frank Church, Diego Garcia’s drug smugglers were relocating their base of operations to deep in the heart of the River of No Return, relying on their fleet of helicopters to keep the business engaged.

 

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The Throwback
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Sam hated modern technology. He found what was missing in his life in the wilderness of Wyoming.

 

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Apache and Comanche: Hated Enemies
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

The Apache and the Comanche hated each other. This is a short story of the atrocities committed on both sides.

 

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Gunfighter: Last of the Breed
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Why did folks tell Virgil Skinner that they heard he was dead? Were his best days behind him? Did he need to replace his horse with a rocking chair?

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Kakenya: Lion Killer
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

The young Maasai lived to hunt the lions that killed his people.

 

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Genghis: Mongol Hunter
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Genghis and his golden eagle, Garid, ruled the steppes of Mongolia.

 

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Amazons: The Lost Tribe
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

The Amazons dominated the male led tribes. Why?

 

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Lilith: Assassin
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Lilith always heard it was a man's world. She was determined to change that even if she had to shoot her way through it.

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Sawyer: Public Defender
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

​Sawyer knew what it was to be poor and destitute. He knew what it was to have zero influence and be overlooked. He dedicated his life to giving a voice to those who had no voice.

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Nessie: Fact or Fiction
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Bo had been fascinated about the legend of the Loch Ness monster all of his life. After getting his doctorate in paleontology, Bo set out to either prove or disprove the legend.

 

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Eric
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Eric was the most daring and ruthless of all the Vikings

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Samurai Warrior
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

The Samurai were known for their brutal but pure sense of life. Honor and integrity were their life goals.

 

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Top Hand
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Not everyone who starts out as a cowboy ends up a top hand. Gus did.

 

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Sam Malone
A Short Story by William H. Joiner Jr.

Folks didn't think Sam Malone would ever amount to much. He was just too small. They figured he would have to keep a horseshoe in his back pocket to keep from being blown away by the west Texas wind.

 

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