Short Story About 1800s San Diego
El Rancho Jamul
From blood-drenched fields, Gabriel Fletcher leaves behind a burnt-out home to head west to the golden promise along Pacific shores. He seeks but a peaceful place to raise a family. What he finds is a woman to love, a place to live, and the fight of his life.
I'm really proud of this. Including research and prep, cranked the first rough draft out in about 10 days.
Not looking for criticism but, if one of you would like to read the 28,500 word story and provide your reaction - perhaps we can work something out.