Western Women's Fiction

Modern Day Self-Reliance

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Where does a man go when he’s been misunderstood, cast aside and kicked in the gut; when everything’s been taken from him? For Henry Holyoak Lightcap, that place is home, but his journey is fraught with memories and trouble. Used up and worn out, he heads home, watching the landscape, the people as he travels. “The vampires of real estate, the leeches of finance, the tapeworms of profit, have fastened themselves to the body of my nation like a host from Hell.” READ MORE

Author: faithanncolburn

Faith Colburn is a sixth-generation Nebraskan with a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received UNK’s Outstanding Work in Fiction Award during its 2009 student conference and several awards from the Nebraska Federation of Press Women. Her fiction has appeared in Kinesis magazine and her poetry has been published in The Reynolds Review. As a public information officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, she wrote numerous articles for NEBRASKAland magazine, including copy for photo essays and historical articles. At the Game and Parks Commission, she gained intimate knowledge of the landscape that often appears as a character/catalyst in her work. Check out her family memoir, Threshold: A Memoir, at

One thought on “Modern Day Self-Reliance

  1. Hi Faith! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster award! You can find out more on my blog.

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