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All Stories by Linda Rigsbee 
(aka: L. L. Rigsbee, Linda L. Rigsbee &
 Linda Louise Rigsbee)
RomanceWesternYOUTHChildrenNon-FictionSeasonal

NOTICE!

Effective January 1, 2020, only The first chapter of novels and novellas will be available as free reads online. At the end of the chapter, there will be a link to either purchase a copy, or for members to email me to request a free PDF or Mobi file of the entire story.  
On January 1, 2020, Dear Tales will go back to its origin as a zine of short stories, poems and articles. These will be available on this site as free reads.
 SHORT STORIES &
FLASH FICTION*
FREE Reads

Clean Romance
 A Special Thanksgiving
 Beating the Competition*
​ Christmas Blues
​ Even Steven
​ Father's Day Romance
 The First Time For Love
​ Galactic Flirt
 The Homely Stud 
 Keep The Ball Rolling
 Love And Deception
 Macho Man
 Never Say Never
​ On-Line Romance*
The Practical Joke
​ Rachel's Independence*
 The Rejuvenation of Nancy Degan
 The Storm 
 Such Is Life
 Sweet Sixteen
 Where the Snow Geese Live
  
Western & Frontier
​  All In A Name
  Apache Pass
  Duel At The Corral
  The Fallen Woman
​  Gato Blanca
  The Gift Of Hope*
  The Heavy Gun
​  The Lonely Rancher
​  Montega's Revenge*
  The Nester
  The New Stock
  Perilous Trail
  Prairie Fire!
  Revenge at Sweetwater
​  The Shaking Ground
  The Shaman
  The Useless Horse
  
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  The Creature Kid
​  A Hunger For Contact

General Fiction
  Lesson Of The Wilderness
​  The Missing Brooch
​  The Mission Of Sin Peligro
​  Shadows In The Lighthouse
  Stranded!

Youth
​  Protecting Taye*
​  To Grandpa From Christopher
  Cross that Bridge When You Come To It
  My Friend the Geek
  The Haunted House
  A Scream in the Night
  Mystery of the Brass Hook
  The Sourpuss
  No One Knows
  Under the Palo Verde Tree
  Promise Not To Tell
  Zane's Discovery

Children

​   How The Easter Bunny Got His Tale
   Our Alphabetical Farm
   Roly Poly & The Ant
   The Frog In The Bog
   The S Word
   The Turtle Reunion

Poems

   Reflections

 NOVELETTES & NOVELS
First Chapter Only 
starting Jan 1, 2020

Clean Romance
 (Single Title)
   A Dangerous Love
   A Tutelarius Love
   Cassie
   Courtship of the Recluse
   Her Best Laid Plans
   Kayla, The Landlord Slayer
   Romancing The Tree Hugger
 (Series)
   1-Once Bitten, Twice Shy
   2-Something Old, Something New
   3-The Darkest Hour
   4-For Better Or Worse
   5-A Change Of Hearts
   6-To Thine Own Self 
   7-An Ounce Of Prevention

Western & Frontier
   Blood Red
   Fool's Gold
   Nightriders Of The Double Spur
   Savage Wilderness
   Standoff At Apache Butte

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
​ The Mascot Trilogy
​   1-The Purlieu Experiment
   2-The Anialwch Connection
   3-Return Of The Fontalo

 Spaceship Lyra Logs
   1-The Amelioration Expedition
   2-The Genesis Project
   3-Quixotic Rebellion
   4-The Macabre Organism
   5-Intimate Domain

Youth
  Drums Of the Makai
  Moqui & The Kachina Doll
  What Does Cockadoodle Do?
 NON-FICTION

Cook Books
  Caprine Culinary
  From The Garden

Memoir & Biography
  Another Mountain
  LEGACY Of A Griffin
  Why Dad Made His Casket
  Journals Of A Caregiver

Travel
​  Kansas, Hidden In Plain Sight

Other
  Butterfly Or Moth?
  Left On The Columbia