My theme for February is love and friendship. So what’s the relationship between the four characters in this photo? Yes, I think the horses are characters. Here’s where my inspiration took me:
“You can pet them.” I held out my hand and patted Bailey on the forelock.
My cousin didn’t move, like he’d become part of the rock we were sitting on. “I don’t want to.”
I gritted my teeth. I’d showed Aiden everything, absolutely everything, he could do on the farm, and he didn’t want to do anything. But Mom said I had to be nice.
“They won’t bite.” I bet all city kids think horses bite.
Aiden slid off the rock and ran back toward the house.
“And he’s gonna be here all summer,” I told Bailey and his mom, Smudge. “What am I supposed to do with him?”
From here, I can take the story two directions. Which do you prefer?
Smudge tossed her head like she didn’t know either while Bailey nuzzled me.
“Well, if you let us say something to him,” said Smudge, “maybe we could help.”
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