Issue Six


October 2019

Order a print copy: Powell’s, Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

(Cover art contest winner: Emily Lakehomer)

Michael CalkinsRock Candy, Bury me in sacred ground, Hiram Mitchell

Joe GalvánSister Annie, Going West

Ben TalleyThe Valley

Geoff WallinHorse People

Fred WhiteA Gathering of Tinies

Michael SantiagoNo Eulogies


Hannah CollinsThe Red Bandanna, A Spaghetti Western

Desmond Everest FullerSmall Things

Mickey CollinsDead or Alive

Carson EversonLittle Cowboys

AJDWestern Denial

Robert EversmannFor I’m the Greatest Sinner, The Nightmare, The Executioner

Dan HeiseOld West Justice

Ariel KusbyWest

Ben CrowleyThe Sore

Timothy Arliss O’BrienMemories from Oklahoma, Two Cowboys Holding Hands

Nicholas YandellOld El Dorado in the Devil’s Pass

John McCaineThe Cowboy Convinces Us of God, The Cowboy Thinks He’s Better Than God


Editor-In-Chief: Bobby Eversmann

Managing Editors: Ariel Kusby & Mickey Collins

Prose: Mickey Collins & Bobby Eversmann & Z.B. Wagman

Poetry: Ariel Kusby

Social Media: Ariel Kusby & Caroline McCulloch

Web Design: Mickey Collins

Interior Design: Mickey Collins

Cover Design: Emily Lakehomer

Letter from the Editors

Hello there pardners,

Ah, the old West: a time of cowboys, cowgirls, and other cowpeople. Our contributors weren’t horsing around this time. We lassooed up the best of the West from east to west, but especially the west. Saddle up for a few stories, poems, and art that will keep you entertained on the range. But we won’t buffalo you into enjoying them.

A special thanks to Emily Lakehomer for the cover cowgirl in blue, everyone who submitted a piece or two, and to readers like you.

As the sun sets on summer, we’re looking forward to fall. The leaves are dying, the rain is here, and it’s getting darker. But don’t shy away from the shadows, be inspired by them! Our next issue will be Horror! What makes you want to lock your doors at night but also during the day, other than the falling temperatures? Put a new fear into us. Make us faint. Keep us up at night.

Send your horrific tales of gruesomeness to by November 20th.

Deep Overstock Editors

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