Two amateurish kidnappers get more than they bargained for when a posse of horses turn into sleuths.
"Patriot charged. 'Now!' All four horses burst into the clearing just as the gunshot cracked the night air. Reggie's pained howl drowned out Creele's surprised oaths hurled at the intruders, but by the time Reggie dropped to the pine straw, Creele was already zooming up the overgrown trail.
'He's getting away! We should chase him! We can catch him!" Wordy pranced in place at the edge of the trail leading out."
"Exit, Stage Left" is yet another of the flavor-of-life-in Aiken stories in Nights of Horseplay, coming at the end of September from CreateSpace.com. Reserve your copy starting September 1.