FFfAW – Calming the Horses

“What's this, ya'll ain't scared of a little rain and lightning are ya?” Cookie rebukes the horses, “You boys are suppose to be rough n' tough horses not no panty waists.” Just as his voice trailed off he heard howling in the background.


“Oh, I see. You boys ain't 'fraid of no lightning, you just knows there's wolves close by. Now, that's different!”

Taking his pistol, Cookie shoots a few times into the air making the horses even more jittery. The wolves scatter.

Cookie calms the horses and gives them each a carrot.

Just another night on the trail.

(100 words)


Thank you so much to Scott, with the blog, Scott's Place, for providing our photo prompt this week.

This story is my 100 word submission for the challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. In this challenge, we are given a photo prompt and approximately 100-150 words with which we use to create our stories.

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67 thoughts on “FFfAW – Calming the Horses

  1. It goes to show that animal can always detect danger before their human friend does. Can sense their deep friendship here. Lovely 🙂

  2. A few shots in the air and a hand out of carrots, plus some comforting talk did wonders for them. I wish that method would work on other tense situations, but in that case, I’m speaking of the human animal! Now, “that’s a horse of a different color!” Wonderful story, Joy. 🙂

  3. There’s always a Cookie on the trail.Do you have any experience with horses? Or is this total fiction based on old cowboy movies?

  4. Shoot, I don’t know how this happened but this is in response to what you said on my post. I would not mind at all if you erased it from here!

  5. I also love the nonverbal relationship between them and his hasty yet good-natured way of helping them (to scare off the wolves and put them at ease). Very nice! A priceless moment for sure 😀

  6. I love the dialogue and the fact that Cookie knows what to do to take care of his horses. And how you conclude your story with “Just another night on the trail.” to wrap it up. I always have problems wrapping up my stories.

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