Posts Tagged ‘instinct’

Yes, I know it’s only Wednesday, but it’s time for Friday Fictioneers once again, meaning those of you who follow my blog will get two posts today and probably none tomorrow (but you never know).  This week’s picture prompt is quite unique and thanks to Lura for it.  Thanks to Madison for the whole shebang and to all of you for reading, writing and commenting.

Speaking of comments, I love to hear from any and all of you, so comment away as long as the comments aren’t mean and nasty.  Constructive is great; even better are things such as “Wonderful!”, “Best thing I’ve ever read,”  etc.  LOL.   Click on the little frog link after the story to read as many of the stories as you have time to read.  I work my way through all of them each week and it’s worth it.

Deaf and Dumb

 His horse refused to go closer, so he tied the reins to a tree branch and walked.  Dumb animal. He was sure he’d seen something in the crook of the tree just ahead.  Balancing on a large rock, he peered up. What a prize!  A nearly intact mountain sheep skull, complete with horns!!

The horse screamed and as he twisted, he saw her yank the reins free and run.  “What the…” he began.  Out of the corner of his eye, he saw a tawny shape fall from the tree.  “Oh, shit, I should have listened…” was his last pain-free thought.