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Valley of the Eagles, Microfiction from Old New Mexico: Old New Mexico

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Benjamin  nodded and pushed himself away from the bar. "Elizabethtown," he repeated as he hitched up his trousers. "Now there's an idea."

Forty-two micro-stories set in Old New Mexico, each less than 500 words long, and many based on actual people or events. Includes:

Rattled. On the Santa Fe Trail, two men dispute a rifle's origins.

Trapper in Love. A language barrier comes between a trapper and his woman.

Edward and Augusta. The future warden of New Mexico's first Territorial Prison takes a wife.

Decision Point. Word of the Elizabethtown gold strike reaches Denver.

Thicker n' Snot. Miners from around the globe adjust to the Sangre de Cristo mountain climate.

The Lost Soul. A young man defies his community's expectations.

Darker Than a Wolf's Mouth. A settler fails to heed his wife's warnings.

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