Common Cause

A Short Story

by Gordon Bonnet

Cover: Common Cause

Captain Nicholas Harrington of the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment isn’t happy that a routine reconnaissance down the Powder River has turned out to be not so routine after all. A man reports to him that there’s been an attack on a remote ranch, killing everyone in the settlement.

But when he investigates, he finds that there is more to it than meets the eye—and maybe he can come together with one of his old foes in the face of a common enemy.  (46 pages)

Publisher: Galway

About the Author

Gordon Bonnet has been writing fiction for decades. Encouraged when his story Crazy Bird Bends His Beak won critical acclaim in Mrs. Moore’s 1st-grade class at Central Elementary School in St. Albans, West Virginia, he embarked on a long love affair with the written word. His interest in the paranormal goes back almost that far, although it has always been tempered by Gordon’s scientific training. This has led to a strange duality; his work as a skeptic and debunker on the popular blog Skeptophilia, while simultaneously writing paranormal and speculative novels, novellas, and short stories. He blogs daily, but is never without a piece of fiction in progress-driven to continue, as he puts it, “because I want to find out how the story ends.” Stay up to date with Gordon and all his writing and appearances on Facebook, Twitter, or at You’ll also find more great fiction on his writing blog, Tales of Whoa.