A Boy and his Horse


“Artie, I can’t believe you rode that horse up here to the revival meetin’,” Kaye said.  “Why not, Momma,” Artie replied, “Old Clara is good to ride.” Kaye said, “You didn’t even put a bridle on that old hag.” “Momma!” Artie cried, “Clara is not an old hag.” “Bah,” said Kaye. “You’ve embarrassed me in front of the preacher and all my friends.”

Out of the meetin’ tent flew Artie, as fast as his short legs would carry him. He swung himself up on Clara’s back. As they walked down the road, Artie searched the fields for the biggest haystack he could find. He parked Clara and himself right behind one.

After dark fell and Artie’s momma got home, he was still behind the haystack with Clara. “He’ll come home when he’s hungry or scared,” she said to her husband, and shut the door, turning out the lights. #flashfictionforaspiringwriters #writing

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9 comments on “A Boy and his Horse
  1. Joy Joyancel says:

    Hungry or scared hmmmm wow, great story!

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  2. Hahaha! Poor Artie! Great story, Rosemary!

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  3. Such lack of appreciation! She’s more for looks, and he’s more for authentic respect and love. There’s much to be learned if she opens herself up to the lesson presented right under her nose. Excellent job with this photo prompt!

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    Family life it can be so difficult, you describe it well

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  5. athling2001 says:

    A great story with a great twist at the end. Love it!

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  6. He felt hurt and obviously attached to the horse. I hope his mother won’t discount his feelings.

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