Weren’t Another Other Way to Be

Edited by Alec Cizak

Outlaw Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Waylon Jennings

As he observed the commercialized and soulless country music scene, Waylon Jennings famously sang, “Where do we take it from here?” He answered that question by leaving Nashville and heading home to Texas, to help create what came to be known as outlaw country.

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When Sin Stops

By Michael Bracken

Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
By Tom Hoisington
Women Do Know How to Carry On
By Christine Boyer
Somewhere Between Ragged and Right
By Russel Thayer
Black Rose
By Matt Phillips
Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand?
By Trevor Holliday
I Ain’t Living Long Like This
By Ian Klink
Gold Dust Woman
By January Bain
People in Dallas Got Hair
By Burke DeBoer
Wrong Road to Nashville
By J. S. Walker
The Devil’s Right Hand
By John Floyd
Don’t Let the Sun Set on You (Tulsa)
By Meredith Craig

About The Editor: Alec Cizak is a writer and filmmaker from Indianapolis. His fiction has appeared in several journals and anthologies. He is also the editor of the fiction journal Pulp Modern.