Ghost Colts by Peter Brandvold
Approx. 17,030 words.
Published on November 22, 2011 by
Western Trail Blazer.
Ranger Armstrong seeks shelter from a Texas snowstorm with his injured prisoner. Half a dozen men, a woman, and a boy watch as he slings the unconscious desperado over his shoulder and totes him to a room in the saloon's second story. As the night deepens and the storm worsens, the Ranger keeps watch for trouble. When Renfrow's gang shows up the Ranger gets help of a most unusual sort.