The Watcher and the Bull, a Western story | SparkaTale


The Watcher and the Bull

By: Aaron Koelker

Status: Completed


A dying hero is approached by a young stranger seeking guidance in his quest for justice; but justice for whom, he can not say. A short story. Cover art by "vaydemir".

Created: August 15, 2013 | Updated: September 4, 2013

Genre : Western

Language : English

Reviews: 2 | Rating:

Comments: 4

Favorites: 4

Reads: 775

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Reviews (2)

  • Dave Robertson

    That was the best story I've read here so far. The plot is excellent and full of meaning. The description is quite good and there is solid character development. It has meaning even if you don't like westerns.

    December 16, 2013 Flag

  • D.M. Gergen

    For anyone who is a fan of western movies this story is for them. For those who aren't, this story is also for them. It was amazingly vivid in the descriptions and the little details put in here or there that makes the reader feel the unforgiving sun, taste the dust, and greedily read more and more to see whats going to happen. I loved the way Aaron Koelker was able to do what most westerns don't, and that's make the readers wonder if the "good guy" truly is good and the bad guy bad. The ambiguous nature of good and bad in the West was wonderfully written and gave this story the edge it needed to deserve a five star review. It deserves far more attention than what it has received.

    October 9, 2013 Flag

Comments / Critiques

  • Reply

    This was fabulous.  Truly fabulous.  I feel fortunitate enough to have read two great stories today, yours being one of them.  Your details had this play out like a movie while the dialogue and thoughts of the characters made them come to life.  Well done.

    October 9, 2013 | D.M. Gergen

  • Reply

    Thank you. I really appreciate you taking the time to read it as well as leaving a review. And a glowing one at that! Great feedback like yours really inspires me to continue my writing, so thanks again, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    October 9, 2013 | Aaron Koelker

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    This story has such a nice feel to it. Aside from a few small grammar/formatting errors, it feels like it come directly out of a published book. The ambiguity at the end really gives it a nice touch that fits the texture of the rest of the story.

    July 16, 2014 | Imagine Ink

  • Chapter: 1 Reply

    I see you manage to get indentions.  Can you tell me how you did this?  I am so far unable to get a presentation I am happy with.--Lynn

    October 15, 2013 | Lynn Hollander