A Filly's Night - Part 1

by Kendall
(Wimberley TX , USA)

It was a dark stormy night. Which of course made the pine forest even more wet and ominous. I was trying to get back to my mother and my herd. Wait! let me introduce myself. My name is Niernen ( it means orchid ) and I am a small wild filly and my herd and I live in the mountains. Well.... used to. You see these people came into our territory and captured some of my herd while we were sleeping. After that, we moved. I was super thirsty and asked my mom if I could go have a drink in a nearby river. My mom asked the herd leader if we could stop for a little and he said " yes ". The other foals and I then went to drink from the river. After I was done I saw something and went to check it out. The herd then left without me......

Now that you are all caught up, we can get to the story. I was walking during a dark stormy night and well it was really bad. I saw my cloud gray reflection in a small puddle. My one blue eye was shining brighter than usual. I continued walking and I was really scared, because I had never been alone before. A owl hooted and I spooked.. causing me to fall down and hit my head on a tree. After that I passed out. When I woke up I wasn't in that pine forest anymore. I was in this weird human made wooden box. I once heard a horse say they where called " stalls? ". I looked around the tiny space and only then I noticed the thing on my head. I tried to shake it off by bucking and kicking, but it would just not come off. A human came in my stall and I didn't know what to do. So, like any reasonable foal who has never seen or smelled a human before I freaked out. I bucked and reared and did anything I could to get her ( for it was absolutely a girl )out! I the smelled something I DID recognize!

The smell of food calmed me down for I had not eaten since I was with my herd, I was to nervous to eat. She had bucket of tan food pellets, that looked disgusting, but smelled delicious. I tried to get some but the girl wouldn't let me. She then poured all of the tan pellets into a bucket in the corner. She left right after that and I know that my life would never be the same again.

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