By the look of things, I had arrived too late for the planet’s funeral. The soil had already been cremated, and set back on the geological shelf. I was disconsolate. I had hoped for a better vacation spot, nothing fancy mind you, just a garden to stroll around in, with a swimming pool, and some interesting animals to name. And—if it wasn’t too much to ask—maybe a lonely siren, and a reasonably priced saloon.
Now I realized, sadly, that I had been done in by my own greed. For, gentle reader, the planet had hung for me like an apple for me in its distant, tantalizing orbit. And I had coveted it—coveted it over a span most humans can only dream of sinning across…
Red Dashboard L.L.C. has released the first chapbook in its new Dime Novel series, Mark Twain in Outer Space. This novelette was serialized by Cowboy Poetry Press in 2013 and nominated for a Pushcart. See: https://www.createspace.com/4500952
Proceeds from the Desert Dime Novels donated to Save the Horses.