UNDER THE SUNI always enjoyed the old Gunsmoke episodes where Marshal Matt Dillon was the bookends to the show and the episode centered on another character in Dodge. I decided to do this with one of my Cash & Miles stories revolving around a character named Delilah Murphy. I had written a good chunk of the story when it came to a screeching halt. Enter Sandra Seamans, who amazingly enough had part of an unfinished western with a similar plot. With some tweaking and great ideas from Sandra, the two stories gelled seamlessly. It was quite the pleasure working with her.
By Edward A. Grainger (I began writing this story on June 12, 2010 in Maine. I had a vague idea of wanting to present Cash and Miles in cameo appearances and to center a story around a strong female character. Little d and I fleshed out the idea on our Sunday drive the following day ... I continued working on this in the Balkans on September 19, 2010. On November 21, 2010, Sandra Seamans agreed to collaborate with me and finished a rough draft on 11/30/10.) 3,054 words
How about you? Have you collaborated on a story and how was the experience?
The Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles stories thus far: "Cash Laramie and the Masked Devil" in A Fistful of Legends | "Miles to Go" | "Kid Eddie" | "The Bone Orchard Mystery" (out for submission) | "The Wind Scorpion" in the Round One anthology | "Justice Served" | "Cash Laramie and the Painted Ladies" | "Under the Sun."