Hi, all. Earlier today, I submitted To Ride a Painted Pony by Kathleen Eagle to the step one page. It was given a 99.7 rating. There is a lot of slang, and there are some Native American words, that may throw off the spellchecker. Page breaks have been protected, and headers stripped. If you have questions, contact: solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx Here's the synopsis: THE TERRIFIED EYES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY BELONGED TO A WOMAN-BATTERED, BRUISED AND BARELY CONSCIOUS Nick Red Shield swerved his pickup and empty horse trailer to avoid her, but neither he nor the mysterious Lauren Davis could avoid the collision of their lives.... Though Nick's loner instincts kick into high gear, Lauren's vulnerability tugs at him in ways he'd thought long since shut down. More comfortable with horses than people, he's drawn to the secretive runaway. But even in the safe haven of his South Dakota ranch, among the magnificent painted horses of Western legend, the danger shadowing Lauren's life will compel her to new acts of desperation to save her young son and force Nick to confront demons bent on destroying them both. ShannonWomen will starve in silence until new stories are created which confer on them the power of naming themselves.