Sketches from the Spanish Mustang

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Pub Date 12 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 30 Jan 2022

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Description

Haley Spencer sits at a table in a casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She is broken, alone, and she is waiting. She’s waiting for redemption, waiting for a chance to prove she can really see through someone else’s eyes. And as she waits, she sketches those around her, those who keep their secrets buried deep.

 There is the immigrant looking for fortune and finding death along the way. There is the woman running for her life, hoping to hide in a small town. There is the angry man, jilted by his now-dead wife, looking for revenge. There is the veteran who can’t remember, the woman about to lose her mother, and the drunk who doesn’t want to be what people see on the outside.

 There are more people, everywhere, behind every turn of the card, and all of them have secrets. For Haley, sketching is remembering and remembering is penance.

Haley Spencer sits at a table in a casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She is broken, alone, and she is waiting. She’s waiting for redemption, waiting for a chance to prove she can really see through...


A Note From the Publisher

Benjamin X. Wretlind ran with scissors when he was five. He now writes and tries to paint better than a toddler with a crayon. He also gets up before 4am to milk (words, not cows). His wife, Jesse, is a counselor, which helps when dealing with the kids they raise alongside two dogs and a cat.

Benjamin X. Wretlind ran with scissors when he was five. He now writes and tries to paint better than a toddler with a crayon. He also gets up before 4am to milk (words, not cows). His wife, Jesse...


Advance Praise

“Not since Clive Barker has my perceptions been so altered, thrilling me with each twist on the ride.” –Gregory Allen, 2012 International Book Award winner for Patchwork of Me

“[Wretlind] has penned a tale filled with rage, sorrow, loss and just a little bit of hope. He has penned a tale that can only be described as a masterpiece.” –Michael K. Rose, author of Sullivan’s War

“Not since Clive Barker has my perceptions been so altered, thrilling me with each twist on the ride.” –Gregory Allen, 2012 International Book Award winner for Patchwork of Me

“[Wretlind] has penned...


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