Monday, April 15, 2013

Brimstone / Leonard Little

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Fantasy Western/ Ghost story

Approximate word count: 3-4,000 words

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Imagination and fantasy came early to Leonard Little as he sat at his grandfather’s knees and listened to wonderful tales. He was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. He is a husband, father, grandfather, and son who loves to tell his own stories now.


“A short story that pits a lone gunfighter against the ghosts of the men he's killed.

Will Garth McCants give the Devil his due or will Chance deal him a new hand.

Find out in Brimstone--a dusty southwestern town that teeters on the edge this world and the next.”


Garth, the main character in this short story, is one I immediately understood. I often claim to be an expert on the Napoleon Complex with lots of firsthand experience. Garth is an old west gunfighter who is staturely disadvantaged (short, for the non-politically correct). This put him at a disadvantage, but he discovered early that his gun evened the odds. He’s made a lot of money with his six shooter, but that comes back to haunt him in this story.

With a short story there isn’t nearly the time for characterization as with a novel, nor is as much needed. Little did an excellent job in quickly helping me understand Garth and taking us through a life-altering paranormal experience with him. I think there is a moral or lesson buried in here as well. But I’ll let you figure that out yourself.

Format/Typo Issues:

I found no significant issues.

Rating: **** Four stars

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