The Cattle Driver
Short Story – 2018, Red Dashboard
WINNER OF THE 2019 WILL ROGERS MEDALLION – “SHORT WESTERN FICTION”
The Model T changed the world. And it introduced a whole new world to a crusty cowboy still trailing through dirt on his horse. There was to be no modern machinery on his Texas ranch—the man hated anything that dimmed the spirits of the old west. But when his children pitched together for a birthday gift and presented him with four wheels and a seat, curiosity got the best of him. The aging cattle driver finds new life in the fast lane while those around him, including his dusty penned-up horse, fear for the future.