The Tower, Part 1

A fun novella in 7 parts. A mashup of fantasy and westerns…

Monk Buttman Mysteries

Asa diversion from the decidedly bad news we’re hearing lately, and as a way to add something fun, I’m going to offer a novella here to read. It’s a mashup of genres, which I thought would be interesting: What if a tower from Middle Earth survived into the age of the American west?

Enjoy.

Part 1

It was the shadow the plowman first noticed. It crossed along the furrows as he wiped his brow. The man on the horse looked down on him, a smile on his face.

“Might I ask you a question?” The man on the horse turned his head in the direction of the tower that loomed in the distance beyond the black wall. “Are the King’s descendants still heir to this land?”

The plowman stared up at the man. “Ain’t no kings round here,” he said as he stuffed the rag back in his…

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