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The Last Cowboy in the East
     

The Last Cowboy in the East

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by Kate Dempsey
 

Detective Sergeant Harriet is working the night shift in a backwater town in Ireland. In the interview room, she is surprised to see a fully blown cowboy, bruised and belligerent.

“It was three hours past sundown,” he says. He describes, “some no good wastrel whooping it up with a lady.” Then he clams up like a clenched fist. He will

Overview

Detective Sergeant Harriet is working the night shift in a backwater town in Ireland. In the interview room, she is surprised to see a fully blown cowboy, bruised and belligerent.

“It was three hours past sundown,” he says. He describes, “some no good wastrel whooping it up with a lady.” Then he clams up like a clenched fist. He will say no more in front of “a lady.” I almost look around for one but he means me.

She digs the truth out of him, and in getting him to acknowledge his influences, finds some truths out about her own.

Please note: This is a COMPLETE short story, 1,989 words. I think one of the reviewers has the wrong end of the stick. At the end of the short story is the first chapter of my full length novel. You can skip it if you like!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011461026
Publisher:
Kate Dempsey
Publication date:
08/14/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
239,483
File size:
171 KB

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Meet the Author

Kate Dempsey writes fiction and poetry and lives in Ireland. She has been collecting jobs for her author biography since she could read. She has worked as a coffee grinder, a terrible waitress in Woolworths, a Harrods shop assistant, a computer programmer, a technical writer, a writer in schools and a mother. She's lived in England, Scotland, The Netherlands, South West USA and now in Ireland. These diverse jobs and homes are reflected in her witty, observational writing, which is widely published in Ireland and the UK. Her short stories have been broadcast on RTE Radio and published in the Poolbeg Anthology 'Do The Write Thing.' She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing award three times and her poetry in many magazines and anthologies. She runs the Poetry Divas Collective, a glittering group of women who blur the wobbly boundaries between page and stage at cool events all over Ireland. Her first novel, The Story of Plan B, was shortlisted for the London Book Fair LitIdol.

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The Last Cowboy in the East 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
readit66 More than 1 year ago
This is 16 pages of an interrogation scene between a female police officer and a cowboy. It's not really worth the time to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to read more from Kate Dempsey. She keeps your interest in the story.
charliCB More than 1 year ago
Not much of a story here. The whole thing was not informative or controversal or intertaining. Not sure what the point was. Seemed to be some grievance by the detective but even that wasn't carried out.
gypsyabuela More than 1 year ago
An interesting quickly read short story with good character development. It was rather quirky but fun. It took a minute or three to figure out the east was much further east than I anticipated or expected. Cool!
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MarinaD1 More than 1 year ago
A witty dialogue driven short story where an Irish inspector channels her inner Dashiel Hammett with an unexpected Irish cowboy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm watching that moth movie from japan with the little dudes. Moo you