My husband and I recently started watching the HBO show Westworld, which is pretty fun. For those of you who don't know what the show's about, it's a science fantasy show. Set in the future, it focuses on a large company that runs an adult amusement park full of robots. The setting of the park is the Wild West. So the show switches back and forth between the high-tech setting of the laboratories where the robots are created and serviced, and the desert towns where the clients of the company strap on their six-shooters and saddle up.
Perhaps inspired by those scenes of gunslingers and cactus, my story "Wild," published today at 50-Word Stories, attempts to capture that feeling - not of an artificially created Wild West, but of the real deal. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with over a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Alberta, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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