• Western Sunset

    Excerpt from The Hundredth Meridian Lynette Lyon Hollow liked money. Because she had never had any of her own before, though, having it around made her nervous, and so she spent it whenever she saw something she thought worth spending money on. When more money kept coming in anyway than went out, she spent faster… Read More

  • Western Swing

    Excerpt from The Hundredth Meridian The Hollows, Hasty and Happy, hardly ever knew where they were. At times, they did not know who they were, either, but it never mattered for them because they were very, very rich. Hasty was from Chicago originally, Happy from Mississippi where she had earned half a degree from Ole… Read More

  • Fire On the Earth

    Excerpt from The Hundredth Meridian The old man had understood since the summer of ’88 that pigs are afraid of fire. He’d been in the pig business only three years, following his retirement from the Union Pacific Railroad, when the uncured hay in the haybarn combusted spontaneously, the barn exploded like something on a movie… Read More

  • The Man in the Black Hat

    Excerpt from The Hundredth Meridian From where the boy’s wagon was parked Laramie Peak, which from every other perspective appeared in some degree or another triangular, had a rounded aspect suggesting the crown of a tall black hat. The wagon stood braced on the summit of a low hill rising from a rolling plain dotted… Read More

  • The Hundredth Meridian

    Articles from a column by Chilton Williamson, Jr. in Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture Nonfiction: Every Man for Himself Friends at a Distance A Sinner in Paradise The Phantom Horse Green Hills of Grayest Sand The Mysterious Mountain A Journey to the Bottom of the World How The West Was Won – Again Two… Read More