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The inspiration for the story came from two places. I first had the idea while listening to the song "Bullets" by Tunng. A line from the song…more
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The inspiration for the story came from two places. I first had the idea while listening to the song "Bullets" by Tunng. A line from the song also serves as the epigraph preceding the novel. Then I envisioned the setting by remembering a writing lesson from school, where we were instructed to write a short story within a genre we either had little experience reading or a genre we downright disliked. Before embarking on Bullet Catcher I had never read a western nor seen very many movies. I wanted to challenge myself by writing outside of my comfort zone. That, combined with the sense that a western setting would serve the idea of the story well, was the inspiration for the novel.

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“The sand doesn't care if you're made of flesh or stone.”
Joaquin Lowe, Bullet Catcher

“It's late at night when the memory comes for me, like it always seems to when the relief of sleep seems ready to draw me under.”
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“Ahead of me is the open desert, hot and merciless. Behind me is Sand. I don't turn back; I don't say goodbye. The Bullet Catcher carves a straight line through the desert, walking towards the distant mountains.
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