THIS IS A SHORT STORY.Chuck Nielson hung up his six shooter and retired from the Texas Rangers ten years ago, at one time the fastest draw west of the Mississippi. He loves two things, his wife and his ranch.Now the Sunset Kid is in town. He’s killed seven men—all seven died with the sun in their eyes. Chuck is number eight and the Kid has sent word for him to be in the town street at sunset.If Chuck meets the Kid, he risks everything; if he stays home he loses his self-respect, and the Kid goes on killing.This is a short story by Donald L. Robertson, the author of Logan’s Word: A Logan Family Western – Book 1.
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Donald L. Robertson is a writer of novels and short stories about the American West. His first novel, Logan’s Word, is set in West Texas near Coleman, where he graduated from high school. Robertson strives to make his books as historically accurate as possible.He was born in Louisiana but grew up in Texas and New Mexico. Throughout his life, he has lived in many parts of Texas and has a love of the West.Professionally, he enjoyed the life of a pilot, flying throughout the West, enjoying his last ten years of flying while living in Arizona. His travels gave him the opportunity to learn about, and fall in love with, the country about which he would later write.As a boy, he spent many Saturdays at the movie matinees. He reveled in all of the western adventures, especially those of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Lash LaRue.As a youngster, he shared his passion for reading westerns with one of his loving aunts who had a huge library of western novels. This is where he came to love the books of Zane Grey and the short stories and books of Louis L’Amour. The influence of these authors color Robertson’s novels, assuring that they are wholesome and adventurous, filled with action and good values which can be enjoyed by any member of the family.He began his writing in Cotacachi, a little mountain village nestled between two dormant volcanoes in Ecuador. Due to health reasons, a move from the high mountains of the Andes was necessary. Don, his sweet wife Paula, and their six pound Chihuahua guard dog have moved back to the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Today Don lives and writes in Mesa, Arizona.