Nothing like the last minute for this 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction based on the prompt from http://www.carrotranch.com, 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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