Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday Words: Fanny

morning sun: no description
Source: alexbruda
Fanny blinked at the early morning sunlight.  Another day, just like all the others…

She would go along, doing her job, making frequent starts and stops.  And always always hearing the same clattering and chattering.  ‘This is such a plodding bore, Fanny reflectedThe weight of her servitude lay upon her, heavy as cast iron.

Fanny over-heard Harold talking with Maude as he poured his coffee.  She could barely catch the conversation without being obvious, but she did distinctly heard three very important words:  slaughter house and glue.

Desperation gripped her.

Fanny kicked down the rotten stall door and took off running at a pace she did not realize she still possessed.

As the green rolling pastures passed beneath her hooves, Fanny recalled an old stallion named Big Boy, a stud from days gone by.  ‘Big Boy, get ready!  Here I come!’


Estrus cannot be denied.


horse portrait: horses on the meadow
Source: just4you
Thank you, Delores, for another set of challenging words.  Please go to Under the Porch Light to find other writers who have heard the call and written some creative posts!

17 comments:

  1. Off to another realm, fanny telling all to kiss her fanny

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  2. Run Fanny, Run..... Great job Susan.

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    1. Thanks, Delores. If the will is strong enough, Fanny may succeed.

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  3. What does that mean? That Fanny will get pregnant and won't have to go to the glue factory?
    Harold and Maude...TeeHee That was a fun old movie.

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    1. Horses are valuable, and if Fanny is caring a foal, then she is spared. At least for a while.

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  4. Wonderfully done. I am visiting from Delores' blog :)

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    1. Good to meet you! Thanks for the comments!

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  5. I wonder if it was the estrus or the glue that brought that door down. :)

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  6. OH this looks like fun! Fanny was the name of the cafe I used to work at :) Nice word to play with, I think of my co-workers fat fanny as she trys to press her way into the elevatore, hee hee. Thanks for visiting today, been too long.

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  7. You are so right. Summer flew by, and my extra time with it!

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  8. I do hope that Big Boy is up to the job. And that she succeeds in her aim.

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    1. Old loves never give up on each other. And estrus is almost always a sure thing.

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  9. Absolutely wonderful. An animal very close in my heart.

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  10. I like this. Nothing like overhearing slaughterhouse to get a horse up and running again. You did really well.

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