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Rhinestone Cowboys, Part 4: Shoot, Luke, or Give Up the Gun

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Image: Robert James Russell.

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Image: Original 5x7 watercolor and ink by Robert James Russell.

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ROBERT JAMES RUSSELL is the author of the novellas Mesilla (Dock Street Press) and Sea of Trees (Winter Goose Publishing), and the chapbook Don’t Ask Me to Spell It Out (WhiskeyPaper Press). He is a founding editor of Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP. You can find him online and on Twitter.

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Robert James Russell

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Author (Mesilla, Sea of Trees). Founding editor of the literary journals Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP. More online at robertjamesrussell.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Robert James Russell

Written by

Author (Mesilla, Sea of Trees). Founding editor of the literary journals Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP. More online at robertjamesrussell.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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