Five Roads From Beltane
Western Interactive Book
Which Path Will You Choose?
D’Ann Lindun, Allison Merritt,
RaeAnne Hadley, Susan Horsnell
and Margaret Tanner
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FIVE ROADS FROM BELTANE
A new concept in reading. One beginning, 5 different endings to choose from. Western Genre. Which path will you follow? Will it be: Hannah and Roan by D'Ann Jessica and Ethan's story by Margaret Mr. Joseph Wade by Allison Jacqueline Hamilton and Billy Williams by RaeAnne or The Bank Robbers by Susan?
The choice is yours. Once you have followed one path, at the click of a button, you are taken back to the beginning to choose another. In total you have five entirely different stories which vary in length between 20,000 and 30,000 words each, five different characters to complete the beginning.
FIVE ROADS FROM BELTANE
"How does a Bank Robbery affect the people who were present?"
The story unfolds in the way YOU decide.
Which path will you choose?
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EXCERPTChapter One Beltane March 1895 Clint approached the alley leading to the rear entrance of the First National bank of Beltane. Scanning the area, he noted his men were positioned and ready as planned. They had meticulously gone over and over how the robbery was to play out. They dared not leave anything to chance. Pete was slumped against the wall of the hotel across the street with his hat pulled low over his face. His long legs were splayed out, his arms crossed over his chest. Billy is seated outside the Barber shop next door to the bank ‘reading’ the paper. The horses are tethered out front and Clay is rummaging in a saddlebag for a non-existent something. They have used ponies which won’t be recognized by any townsfolk. It’s a pity the alleyway at the back of the bank wasn’t large enough to conceal their getaway horses. A quick glance around, before he disappears into the alley, reveals the street is quiet. Most people are at home partaking of lunch. When he reached the rear door, he finds it unlocked. Sliding the kerchief up over his nose he drew his colt from the holster. Slipping inside the bank, he crept down the hall leading through to the main banking chamber at the front. He approached a partially opened office door. Jonas McCallum, Owner, the bronze nameplate announces. He shoved the door open with force and it crashed on the wall. Jonas glanced up and leapt from his chair. “What are you doing?” “Move over here before you get shot.” Clint pointed the gun toward the owner and indicated for him to move. When the man hesitated, he grabbed him by the neck and positioned his rotund body so he can wrap one arm around his neck and lodge his gun firmly in his back, before dragging him toward the front foyer of the bank. Clint opened a door leading into the teller area and stepped through with his hostage. The tellers turned and glanced at the stranger, fear and astonishment clearly etched on each face when they see their boss with a gun at his back. Their attention is diverted when the front doors crash open and Clint’s three partners charge inside. Billy turned the lock on the doors while Pete and Clay move to cover the now terrified customers. “This is a bank hold-up. Do as we say and no-one will get hurt.” Clint waved his gun at a few customers. “Get down on the floor. Don’t speak and don’t move.”
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