Wild Frontiers: Mystery Train

An excerpt from my story in the Wild Frontiers anthology


We continue our ride through Wild Frontiers with an extract from Misha Burnett’s ‘Mystery Train’, the tale of a man who discovers sometimes you don’t have to be good, you just have to be good enough.

The cover of the Wild Frontiers anthology, showing a woman in a sheriff's hat riding a horse through a cloud of dust“Did you see much action during the war, Mr. Moriarty?” Isaiah Cotton, the Salt Lake City stationmaster asked.

Sean Moriarty frowned. “If you’re referring to the War Between the States, sir, I was thirteen years old in ’65.”

The old man raised bushy white eyebrows. “Thirteen in ’65… that would make you thirty-one today?”

“Yes, sir,” Moriarty agreed.

“You look older than that,” Mr. Cotton said. “Where are you from?”

“Illinois, sir. Town of Wood River.”

“A Yankee, then.”

“I prefer to think of myself as an American.”

“So how does a man from the great state of Illinois end up as a federal marshal?”

Moriarty shrugged. “I needed a job. I went out…

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About MishaBurnett

I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MPNBNS
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