Sid Gustafson

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Sid Gustafson is a novelist, journalist, and veterinarian in Bozeman, MT, where he lives and writes surrounded by friends and family. He writes about people and animals, the animals within us, and all that. Published novels: SWIFT DAM, March 2016, Open Books. ISBN 9780692621028 PRISONERS OF FLIGHT debut novel, The Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, NY— literary fiction 2003 ISBN 1-57962-088-4 HORSES THEY RODE Second novel, Riverbend Publishing publication Fall ’06, literary fiction ISBNs 978-1-931832-74-8, ISBN 1-931832-74-9, finalist for HIGH PLAINS BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2007 FICTION ANTHOLOGIES: Letterpress editions BRINE RIGHTS; STANZAS AND CLAUSES FOR THE CAUSES, 2014, BRINE PUBLISHING ISBN 0-992033-16-0 THE SUSPENSE OF LONELINESS: TEARDROPS, short fiction STORIES OF THE FORLORN, Letterpress Edition, Birchbrook Press, Delhi, NY ISBN 0-913559-83-0 TALES FOR THE TRAIL: SEQUEL, short fiction, ADVENTURES IN AIR, LAND, AND WATER, Letterpress Edition, Birchbrook Press, Delhi, NY ISBN 0-913559-85-7 FRESH FICTION FOR FRESH WATER FISHING, short fiction, DOLLY DICK, Letterpress edition, Birchbrook, ISBN 0-913559-84-9 Poetry Anthologies: POEMS ACROSS THE BIG SKY ISBN: 0979518504 "The Big Open" (Ingomar, Montana) Many Voices Press SPRINGSPRUNG, Ariel XVII, Poetry Anthology of Triton College, Chicago, IL National winner, Salute to the Arts Poetry Competition, 1999, "SpringSprung" PUBLISHED FICTION in literary and regional magazines, a partial listing: WHISTLE, Montana Quarterly, Winter 2016, fiction. SMALLPOX, Chicago Tribune, Publisher’s Row fiction supplement. December 7, 2014 LAKE PEOPLE, Montana Quarterly Magazine, The Water Issue, Spring 2014 HONING IN, Outside Bozeman, Magazine, Fall 2013 HOW WOLF BECAME DOG, Big Sky Seasons Magazine, Summer 2012 TIME LEAPS, poetry, Outside Bozeman magazine, fall 2010 Searching for Montana Horseracing, Big Sky Journal, SUMMER 2009 THE COLOR OF ELK, Big Sky Journal, Fall 2007 TIME, short fiction, Big Sky Journal, Bozeman, MT Winter 2005 THE BIG DRY, short fiction, Big Sky Journal, Bozeman, MT Winter 2004 1973, short fiction, Thema Magazine, Thema Literary Society, Metarie, LA fall 2003 UNVANQUISHED, short fiction, Thema Magazine, Thema Literary Society, Metarie, LA summer 2003, ISSN 1041-4851 Nominated for the 2004 Pushcart Prize PRISONERS OF FLIGHT, short fiction, Thema Magazine, Thema Literary Society, Metairie, LA, Autumn 1999. Nominated for the 2000 Pushcart Prize. AGE, fiction, Inkwell Magazine, Manhattenville College, Purchase, NY May 2000 HI-LINE, fiction, spring 2003, Thema Magazine WHISTLE, fiction, Zone 3 Literary Magazine, spring 2003 THE COLOR OF ELK, fiction, BIG SKY JOURNAL featured fiction, Autumn 2007, October publication PLUME, prose poetry, The School of Southern Literature, BRAKEMAN, fiction, Montana Crossroads Magazine, Livingston, MT 1997 New York Times Journalist

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How Wolf Became Dog

Published Apr 19, 2019 · 2,060 words (8 minutes) · 254 views

Literary Fiction Magical Realism Montana Wolf Native American

Nina took an interest in wolves as a young child. She grew up with her dog, Lick, and it was Lick who taught her a keen awareness regarding the nature of animals. Wolf and dog. How could two animals so alike live so differently, Nina wondered? Why did dogs prefer people, and wolves shy away from folk to roam the wilderness? Where did the path of dog and human meet? Where did the path of wolf and man part? When? Why?


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Published Apr 1, 2019 · 1,172 words (5 minutes) · 240 views

Literary Fiction Montana Rocky Mountains ranching

He sat in bonedust, forgotten bonedust, long forgotten but by him and the silence of the world. From here he wished his ashes spread, having spread his grandfather’s from here, his father’s from here, and after him no ashes to spread.

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