The Stallion – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant help wreaking havoc
When he uses a strange word last week
Instead of saying bum
He does something dumb
And baffles all you numpties with a bit of ScotSpeak

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Stable Master Rochelle focuses a flock of fabulous fablers towards a fictitious finishing line.
And AnElephant limps in at the back.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright Erin Leary

Copyright Erin Leary

The Stallion

I hate it when he calls me ‘the horse’.
I am a thoroughbred stallion, a champion.
And he is an insensitive brute.
What did she ever see in him?
She is gentle, caring, loving.
I worship her.
I did not run well this morning.
Maybe a touch of hay fever?
He is not amused, shouts at me.
But when he raises his whip, she tries to stop him.
And he strikes her.
So she cracks his head with one of those tools.
I think he is going to get up and hurt her.
So I make sure he does not.

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46 Responses to The Stallion – Friday Fictioneers

  1. RoSy says:

    Way to go STALLION!


  2. storydivamg says:

    There’s plenty to appreciate here, Elephant. As an animal lover, I’m often amazed by the ways critters of all sorts will stick up for the humans that love them.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail


  3. Margaret says:

    Yay for the horse! I hope his hay fever goes away and he can live happily ever after with her. Nicely done.


  4. Maybe a touch of hay fever is causing trouble for one and all.


  5. gahlearner says:

    A thoroughbred is often nervous, accidents happen… brilliant story!


  6. Not usually much for horse stories, but this one? Yep! Well done.


  7. Nothing I like more than a protective horse.


  8. Jan Brown says:

    I must echo Dawn; I’d like to have a man as loyal and as protective as that horse! Excellent story this week.


  9. I love a good horse story. Well done.


  10. C.S. Lewis wrote about A Horse & His Boy (Narnia series), where the bad guy is transformed into a donkey. It was refreshing to read about your stallion defending his Lady (no misogynist he) against a guy who thought himself a bad ass.


  11. Well done, horse! Let me steer clear of his hooves. (Hay fever!!)


  12. I wrote a story about a man whose character changes after he is kicked in the head by a horse. I love that now I know what it was like from the horse’s point of view! Good writing.


  13. Uh uh, this is one wicked story, great job.


  14. Horses (excuse me, stallions) are pretty strong animals. It’s kind of sweet the connection he has for the woman. I’ll bet she was surprised to have it come to her rescue, a knight on a white horse, hold the knight.


  15. Sandra says:

    I guess he’s covering for her; lovely story – I liked that horse.


  16. The love of a horse is not to be trifled with! Horses have protected the ones they love in reality, so your story fits right in. Excellent imagination this morning!



  17. Don’t eat the mushrooms, there is people in them !


  18. Wonderful for her to have a horse that loves her this much. Now if she could only find his equal in a man.


  19. I am stunned by the darkness and depravity of all of the stories so far! Mushrooms are powerful symbols.


  20. Dear Elephant,

    This one took my breath away. Your main character has some good horse sense. Well done.




  21. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear AEC,

    I watched a quarter-horse corral and then purposely stomp a feral pig to death with two well placed strikes of its forefeet. With that image in my mind, your poem came to life in vivid colors. Very evocative in that light. Well done.




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