Just because you’re useless, it doesn’t mean… Actually, come to think of it, it does.

Free Hand Dan

Texas Small Tales

Phillip T Stephens
Wind Eggs
Published in
4 min readMay 14, 2024


Cowboy lassos rocking horse
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…continued from yesterday

THE RANCH HANDS TOLD DIMEBOX DAN he’d never be a genuine cowboy until he learned to chop firewood. So, they sent him out with an axe and waited to see if he would split logs or split open his…