The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.
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About Ian Thomas Healy

Ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres. He’s a ten-time participant and winner of National Novel Writing Month where he’s tackled such diverse subjects as sentient alien farts, competitive forklift racing, a religion-powered rabbit-themed superhero, cyberpunk mercenaries, cowboy elves, and an unlikely combination of vampires with minor league hockey. He is also the creator of the Writing Better Action Through Cinematic Techniques workshop, which helps writers to improve their action scenes.

Ian also created the longest-running superhero webcomic done in LEGO, The Adventures of the S-Team, which ran from 2006-2012.

When not writing, which is rare, he enjoys watching hockey, reading comic books (and serious books, too), and living in the great state of Colorado, which he shares with his wife, children, house-pets, and approximately five million other people.

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JQDahiya reviewed on Jan. 29, 2019

This is rated around 3 stars, meaning I liked it well enough to write reviews and hope it gets good sales.

A mashup of western and sci fi, featuring train robbery and time travel. Not bad at all. We find that the guys with the technology indistinguishable from magic need not necessarily be smart enough to use it to best effect.
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Dingbat Publishing reviewed on Nov. 25, 2014

Very clever, Mister Healy, very clever indeed. This is a sci fi-slash-Western short story, with good characterization, good clear writing, and a neat plot. I'd compare it to Cowboys and Aliens, but it's more realistic, doesn't have any aliens, and takes place on a train. A strong four stars.
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Bonnie Ramthun reviewed on Jan. 10, 2013

This is a great little short story that's only going to take a few minutes to read, but it will tell you everything you need to know about the author, Ian Thomas Healey. Can he craft a gripping plot with interesting twists and turns? Check. Can he create memorable characters that live and breathe and are completely real? Check. Does this story leave you wishing it were longer, that you could stay in this world for more adventure? Check!

Short stories, like a tasty little appetizer, let you know how good the author's novels are going to be. This western/sf short story was excellently plotted, well written, and just the right length because it left me hungry for more. Now it's time to go find more from Ian Thomas Healey.
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J Tewster reviewed on Feb. 24, 2012

Good reading, characters and story. Enjoyed it, will be now reading a longer one by the author! Thank you, Mr. Healy
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