Oh, Karen! I loved this the first time I read it (and it wasn't even finished!) and I love it even more now. It's deliciously gruesome and chilling. A delight to read in a horrific kind of way.
I'm not a lover of horror that's just all shock treatment. And, yours is not. It's got a seed of what happened to our 'hero', here. In his death, you've given him the reason why he's been ressurected. Revenge on those that took his life. Silly and foolish villagers, right?
The Headless Horseman has always been a fascination. He's shown up from one movie to another. It's usually Ichabod Crane's POV, but it's a good change to see it from the Headless Horseman's POV.
Thanks for such a wonderful story!!