By Arianne 'Tex' Thompson
The border city referred to as Sixes is quiet within the warmth of the day. nonetheless, Appaloosa Elim has heard the tales approximately what wakes at sundown: gunslingers and shapeshifters and historical animal gods whose human faces by no means out live the daylight.
And the sunlight is working out. Elim's so-called 'partner' - that lily-white lordling Sil Halfwick – has disappeared contained in the outdated adobe partitions, hell-bent on creating a identify for himself between Sixes' infamous black-market investors. Elim, whose worldly station is written within the bastard browns and whites of his cow-spotted face, does not dare appear domestic with no him.
If he ever desires to pass domestic back, he'd greater locate his lacking associate speedy. but when he is stuck out after darkish, Elim hazards succumbing to the outdated and sinister fact in his personal flesh - and studying simply how a ways he will visit continue to exist the evening.