Retribution

I apologize for laying low lately…but between writing and editing the new script and school starting – things here have been crazy at the Triple H Ranch (which has been renamed to Dragonfly Acres now!)

But enough for excuses – Retribution!

The idea for this story came to me in the middle of the night years ago – Some kids had broken out of the Hastings Youth Academy and it was all over the news (we only live a few miles away). Helicopters were flying over most of the night too.

Well, about midnight, I woke up with helicopters flying over and seeing their spotlights through the window and was gripped with fear – what if they were in my barn or worse yet, what if they had done something to the horses!

Since that night, this story has haunted me. Yes, it has taken many different twists and turns from the original idea, but here’s what it’s about now!

Five years ago, Sloane was attacked by two thugs who took her gun, her jewelry, and her pinky finger. After helping to put them behind bars, she dreams of a quiet live with her husband Cole – teaching in a small rural school and raising horses.

Until the night her attackers escape from prison and hunt her down – blaming her for them getting locked up in the first place.

While checking on the horses late at night, the men come out the woods and take Sloane and Cole hostage in their home while they search for anything of value as payback, before discovering their locked gun safe.

Now that guns have been outlawed, the crooks motive changes from petty theft and tormenting Sloane to finding the key to unlock the arsenal of weapons using whatever means necessary.

Sloane manages to escape on horseback into the woods where they pursue her in a game of cat and mouse, intent on leaving no witnesses.

She must use the strength and determination she thought they took from her all those years ago to defeat her attackers again, save herself, and deliver a foal – all in one rainy night.

Here’s my inspirational poster – Thanks Internet Hippie!

 

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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