September 16, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a Big Black Horse. It can be a horse, a metaphor or an interpretation of KT Tunstall’s “Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree.” Go where the prompt leads!
Blizzards Of The Mind – by Hugh W. Roberts
“Do you remember the day we first met?”
“Why do you ask?”
“No reason. I’m curious.”
Adrian watched Richard go into deep thought.
“Did it involve a big, black horse?”
“It did, yes!”
You were riding it through a snow-covered field during a blizzard one Christmas. You and that horse stood out so much,” laughed Richard.
Smiling to himself, Adrian closed his eyes and recalled their first meeting. On Brighton beach, he watched Richard riding a big, black horse on the carousel one summer.
The early stages of Alzheimer’s were causing another blizzard in the mind of his husband.
Richard and Adrian first appeared in Edge Of Summer – another piece of flash fiction written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch. Click here to join in.
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