Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Kathryn_OConnor would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Ghost of the Pony Express

By Kathryn_OConnor All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Mystery

The Ghost of the Pony Express

Go back in history to a time were Pony Express riders could still be seen galloping across prairie and mountain to deliver mail to families eager to hear from their loved ones so far away. This story, in 1860, is about a Pony Express rider named Samuel Davies, and his horse, General. Sam and General were inseparable, it's said that they where hardly ever apart.

So when one day Sam did a quick handoff with another Express rider and galloped off on General no one thought about the dangerous ride that lie ahead. They galloped toward Sacramento, California, as they often had before. One day there was an attack on Sam and General, somewhere in the heart of Utah Territory. It's not known whether the attacker was a settler or Indian, only Sam, General, and the killer himself know that, but whoever it was he shot Sam down, killing both him and his horse. Sam lies there to this day, somewhere between Sacramento and St. Joseph Missouri. His horse however came back – as a ghost, and to this day he hunts day and night for the person who killed his beloved rider. That person by now is dead, but General still hunts for revenge, this time on the descendants of the killer. And since no one but Sam, General, and the killer himself know the identity of the killer, you'd better watch out, for this ghost horse may be searching for you.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Kathryn_OConnor
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Dru83: This is perhaps my favorite part of the Olafson story just because it is here that were are introduced to his "gang". The characters are so diverse and complicated that each of them could just about spawn their own story. Eric's buddies are just so captivating and the plot just rolls along. Again...

kathryncoard: I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast paced book, that kept me interested . Yes, it was political commentary, which I found to be relevant to many things happening in the world. The snippets from the journal show the " boiled frog " analogy that is clearly relevant . Interesting that peop...

sujitha nair: What's so distinct about this story was that it could easily be real. Praveena can be your classmate, neighbor or that girl you saw at the coffee shop today. The important decisions she makes and the dilemmas she faces, remind us of our own twisted lives.

MegaRogueLegend666: I love this story so much. It's impossible to describe my excitement with each new chapter in words. The author has such a good writing style, very good descriptions of the fighting and character descriptions/emotions. the plot is also amazing! This fanfic could be a side anime show or novel ......

Ali Albazaz: I started reading "Caged" few hours ago and I'm on chapter 7 now. Caged is definitely one of the most addictive stories I've ever read. Thank you so much for writing this novel.

Deleted User: (A review in progress). I like this. It's sparse, gritty and atmospheric - reminiscent of the classic Golden Age of American detective fiction of the Thirties. I've only read the beginning, but I'll definitely be back. This writer knows their stuff and has done their homework on detective work. T...

Charlie_8472: Recommended to me by a friend, I thought I'd give this a read. As a hobbyist blacksmith, the blurb certainly caught my attention. I found the sentence about them drinking, dancing and fighting a strange combination of activities, perhaps a reflection of the writer’s personality and humour. Howeve...

heavyreader: great scifi novels but needs a better spell checker (check auto-substitution level) and grammar checker!!! otherwise, ready for mass market publishing!!

themyronus: Vanessa has made 'amazing' the norme. I didn't want to read this as I am waiting for the finished and polished book to come out. But then I decided to read one chapter for kicks...well hours later I finished what was posted. Fortunately, my memory is not to good and I hope I will read the book wi...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
King's Lament

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."