Today is release day for Once Upon a Time in the Weird West!
This anthology features speculative fiction short stories by 13 authors–and what a lineup it is!–all based on the weird west prompt.
Mine is “The Tale of August Hayling.”
August Hayling went west following the discovery of gold in California. While most prospectors were hoping to strike it rich, August was more interested in a place big enough to let him get lost. Sitting alone in a saloon, he is approached by a peculiar man named Georgios Cappadocia, who offers August a fortune in gold if August will come along and help him fetch it. August soon learns that his strange new employer is engaged in some kind of ancient dispute. And when they arrive at their destination, both men will realize that not all treasures are golden—and sometimes destinies can be changed.