Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Musical Horse

Today’s prompt: The horse came back alone

Shasta’s voice had a forlorn quality reminiscent of the Grand Ole Opry. She strummed her twelve-string guitar as she sang, “The horse came back alone.”
Travis, her agent, shifted in his chair. “I don’t like it,” he said. “The last line leaves too many unanswered questions.”
“It’s a ballad. It tells a sad story.”
“What happened to the cowboy?”
“He stayed with his Indian sweetheart.”
“Without his horse?”
“I don’t know.” Shasta placed the guitar in its case. “Maybe she had another horse.”
“Come up with a better line,” he said.
She laughed. “The horse played his trombone.”

Let’s see what Jenna wrote:

1 comment:

  1. this is a fun take on the prompt. It keeps it so light and lively.