Racing the Horse: A 99-Word Flash Fiction

Nothing like the last minute for this 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction based on the prompt from, which was to write about a Big Black Horse. This pedometer geek writer has only rudimentary knowledge about horses, but that didn’t deter me from writing another tale about the white cat, Aloysius. It is as follows:

Racing the Horse

It was the autumnal equinox, and the maple leaves had already begun to turn a bright red. 

On his way home, Aloysius noticed a big black horse cantering in a field.  He wanted to run alongside the horse, but he was too slow until one red leaf fell.

Stepping on it, Aloysius suddenly sped up. More red leaves fell from the maple trees onto Aloysius’s path; he ran faster and faster until he caught up to the horse.

The horse began to gallop in response to Aloysius’s speed. Joyfully running together, the horse and cat raced around the field.  

~Nancy Brady, 2021

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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8 Responses to Racing the Horse: A 99-Word Flash Fiction

  1. Norah says:

    What a lovely picture you painted, Nan. I love the way Aloysius gained speed from the fallen red leaves.

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  2. Yeah, you are probably right, Norah. I should say thank as I would never have had so much fun writing about Aloysius. 😉


  3. Still going strong with Aloysius. What a ride that would’ve been. Great piece Nan!

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  4. I figure I have about four more stories to complete the Aloysius arc. Trying to make them cogent will be the hard part, Rebecca. Your encouragement means so much.


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