This story is a good example of what happens to writers who don't plan their stories in advance, for better or worse. This tale started as a traditional western. A bandit gang raids a train and everything goes according to plan until their leader is wounded. They flee with a marshal in pursuit and are forced to hole up in Endsville, a small town filled with mean-eyed and tight-lipped folk who don't take kindly to strangers.
At this point I was reasonably sure where the tale would go with shoot-outs, chases and showdowns, but then to my surprise the plot took an unexpected twist, and all because one character laughed at an inappropriate time. Then everything took a turn towards the horrific and the story became The Wild Bunch meets Texas Chain-saw Massacre...
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When Bodie McCloud’s outlaw gang steal the railroad payroll, at first their raid goes off without a hitch, but then their carefully laid plans start to crumble.
Bodie is wounded. Then the fresh horses that were supposed to aid their quick escape are no longer where they left them. Worse is it to follow when the gang suspect that a traitor is in their midst.
With no choice, they hole up in the dead-end town of Endsville where the inevitable recriminations threaten to tear the gang apart. But, just as everyone is thinking that their situation is as bad as it can get, they face their greatest threat – the horror that lurks in Endsville.