The Club of Silence

Sallie Olson 1321699049531


19th Century,18th Century

Sallie R Olson

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Bent on revenge, old-west bank robber and all-around bad-guy, Chase Henderson, stops in a prairie town to scratch an itch. But he gets more than he bargained for when he encounters a nymphomaniac demon on a quest to trick a human man into an eternity of unrestrained sexual servitude.



Short Summary

Chase rides into a one-street town in search of a fresh horse, whiskey, and a woman. Undeterred by fearful town-folk and do-gooders begging for donations, he enters the saloon and encounters Sapphire: the most desirable prostitute he's ever seen. But she's the one that does the choosing.

Terrified of Sapphire, Chase tries to fend off her curse by joining the ranks of the do-gooders. But his desire for revenge gets the best of him when he tries to trick his enemy, Rufus, into visiting the demon prostitute—and dooms himself to eternity in Sapphire's clutches, instead.


Old West, Montana.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Other,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Chase Henderson

Age: 30-40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Blunt,Decisive,Greedy,Secretive,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sapphire

Age: ageless

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Greedy,Heartthrob,Villainous,Narcisstic,Sexy,Power Hungry,Skillful,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Club of Silence members

Age: varies

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Desperate,Empathetic,Secretive,Religious,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Rufus Dalrymple

Age: 50-60

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Masculine,Criminal,Greedy,Leader,Villainous,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Sarcastic,Manipulative

Development Pitch

Combining the beats of an old-time western with demonic horror, karma, and a touch of humor, The Club of Silence is the tale of every man's worst nightmare: an irresistibly sexy woman he can't get away from. Angry at his partner in crime, Chase sets out for revenge. But when he stops in a little prairie town, he can't resist the wiles of a saloon prostitute who turns out to be a demon in disguise. She tricks him into signing her book, then releases him with a warning: stop his evil ways or return to her bedchamber for eternity. Chase soon discovers that the do-gooder men he'd viewed with disdain when he arrived have all been cursed by Sapphire, but they dare not speak of it. Trapped in the Club of Silence, Chase fills his days with good deeds...until his enemy arrives. Forgetting Sapphire's warning, Chase tries to trick his enemy into joining the Club of Silence, but dooms himself to an eternity in Sapphire's clutches, instead. The Club of Silence is a short-story (4971 words). I envision The Club of Silence as a tongue-in-cheek short film, playing on the old spaghetti western style, with a horror twist and instant-karma humor. Sapphire is a nymphomaniac demon who can't get laid without consent, so she tricks them into signing, then gives them the chance to choose: good or evil. Chase is unlikable, but you find yourself empathizing with him because he lost the love of his life, then stumbled into the clutches of a demon. But bad-guys can't be good forever.

About The Author

S.R. Olson has traveled throughout most of the lower-48 and has held many job positions including horse trainer, pro-photographer, columnist, teacher, truck driver, and snow-plow operator. She is an avid student of ancient history and cultures, as well as an armchair philosopher. Disabled by a back injury, she now lives in rural Minnesota with her two elderly deaf-blind Miniature Pinschers. When she isn't catering to the needs of her beloved dogs, SR fills her days with writing, learning about writing, gardening, painting, and other arts and crafts. She dreams of buying an RV and traveling the country as a full-time nomad, absorbing the scenery, cultures, and personalities she encounters, as fodder for fiction.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: SR Olson

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available



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When Chase is seduced by Sapphire, he has no idea she is a nymphomaniac demon about to condemn him to join the Silence Club, a group of men trapped and forced to carry out good deeds. As Chase has a hard time being a good guy, soon he is condemned to eternity on Sapphire’s clutches.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: EXCELLENT

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Book profile is good.

Draw of Story

The seductive demon Sapphire and the unusual rules she lives by were interesting enough to draw me into this story.

Possible Drawbacks

Nothing made me want to put the book down.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

I would watch this movie because of the seductive settings and descriptions around Sapphire and also the violent character of Chase. The plot was intriguing and kept me engaged.

Fanbase Potential

It could have a large fanbase if adapted and especially if it is provided more insight into Sapphire’s universe and the rules she has to follow as a demon.

Awards Potential

It does have awards potential because settings and characters make room for great art direction and costume design, as well as actors and director’s creativity.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The contradiction that sets into Chase’s story and the challenge that is posed and has his life in danger shows how difficult it is for him to think straight and “do the right thing”. Story could have been greatly improved with more polished writing.

Lead Characters

Sapphire is a very seducing character and Chase is relatable as he has a hard time doing what is right for him and struggles constantly in staying in control of his feelings and actions.

Uniqueness of Story

It could be improved in terms of story and structure and characters. Characters are not well-developed and their motivations were often unclear.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation



Consider it because, even though narrative requires more layers regarding character development, story arc is intriguing and there’s a lot to be explored considering Chase’s challenge of doing good – one idea would be to create space for a deeper questioning on what is right and what is wrong after all.