Jacob took another drink, straining the sediment out with his teeth. He didn’t turn. A little commotion was nothing new from a whorehouse, and Miss Catherine had plenty of militia boys to handle any rough stuff.
Then came the gunshots.
The first muffled crack whipped Jacob’s head around. By the second, he was out the door.
Jacob Weintraub appears in the short story ‘Guns at the Hellroad’ by James L. Sutter published inThe New Hero: Vol 2.
James L. Sutter is the author of the novel Death’s Heretic, as well more than twenty-five short stories for such publications as Apex Magazine, Black Gate, and the #1 Amazon bestseller Machine of Death. His anthology Before They Were Giants pairs the first published stories of such SF luminaries as Larry Niven, William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, and China Miéville with new interviews and writing advice from the authors themselves. In addition, James has written numerous roleplaying game supplements and is the Fiction Editor for Paizo Publishing, creators of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. For more information, check out jameslsutter.com.
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