Hey 3.5 readers.
Well, I’ve done it again.
I’ve started a new story before finishing my other open stories.
Oh well. I’ve been thinking about Zombie Western for months now, how to tie it all together and I finally decided I need to go way, way, way back in time to the early 1800s, to the Battle of the Alamo to get things started.
One thing I want to make clear – I’m lying…a lot.
You should take nothing I say in these books as historical fact.
If you read these Zombie Westerns and are inspired to look up the actual history in books written by actual historians then I’m glad.
But I am doing a whole helluvalot of fibbing just to fit everything together in a tale that is interesting to the reader.
Santa Anna, for example, is getting lied about a lot:
- He did fend off a Spaniard invasion at Tampico but he did not lose his leg until long after the Battle of the Alamo. He lost his real leg in a battle against the French. He then lost his prosthetic leg while trying to retake Texas in the 1840s.
- However, for purposes of this story, him dying in the beginning and then being brought back by a vampire seemed like a good way to begin and to introduce the readers to, “The Legion” the evil organization that commits heinous acts throughout the series. So I rewrote history to make him lose his leg much earlier.
- He didn’t kill Guerrero or Bustamante. He did engage in dictatorish activity, but the scene where he kills these two didn’t happen. I figured the presence of werewolves and vampires would have caused you to draw that conclusion but just making sure.
- He did have a General Urrea who was a good soldier but stood up against bad things, i.e. saved some Texans from Santa Anna’s execution orders as he thought they was a violation of basic rules of war to execute opponents who have given up. So at the start of this story I had a fiction General Arroyo and then I changed it to Urrea. My plan is this is a human who remains loyal to Santa Anna until he can’t bring himself to support him anymore. Not sure if I’ll keep him as Urrea or perhaps I’ll avoid maligning Urrea by reverting to the fictional Arroyo. Also, Urrea sounds like a penile disease.
- Going forward, we’ll see the lives of Jim Bowie, William Travis, Sam Houston and Davy Crockett, what they were all doing pre-Alamo and what events led them to end up in Texas. There will be a lot of grabbing at history and/or mythology interspersed with made up stuff to keep the story going.
- If (when?) I publish this book I’ll make a series of posts sharing the real history and how I made it fake history so hopefully people won’t believe the parts I made up, except for the shit about zombies, because that totally happened and your history teacher was probably working for the Legion when he didn’t tell you about the zombies at the Alamo.