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Social media addiction cost Lester Horton his relationship with his girl. So when she asks him to be in her play about the Old West, he thinks this might be his chance to make amends. In addition to playing his part, all he has to do is pick up the horse and buggy and bring it to the theater. But on the night of the play, he gets lost — and finds out what happens when you make a wrong turn through time.

“Jessup’s Ride” is a 28-page short story set in Michael Bunker’s fictional town of Jessup, Texas. His other Jessup stories include “Jessup’s Door” and “Free Falling.” Though the stories interrelate, they can be read in any order.

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