A Horse Called Creek - Part 1: "Ashley and Rocket"

by Josey

This story is fantasy. No real events or real people or anything. Just wanted to make an entertaining story. Enjoy. By the way, the horse 'Creek' is not in part 1. Only Rocket and Ashley.


Ashley watched the palomino gelding in her neighbor's pasture from her porch. She sighed and daydreamed, of having a horse of her own. She shook the thoughts off and walked up to the fence. She climbed up on it and watched from the top bar.

The gelding eyed her, then tossed his head and cantered over. Ashley grinned and waited for the horse. He stopped a few feet from her.

"Hey, boy. Come on over." She made sure to stay quiet. The gelding, called Rocket, nickered and slowly made his way to her. She let him sniff her hand, then she ran her finger down his long, white blaze.

"You're quite a looker, aren't you?" The young horse nickered in response. Ashley chuckled and moved his forelock out of the way of one of his eyes.

"I heard they call you Rocket. Is that right, Rocket?" Rocket nickered and bobbed his head in a nod. Ashley giggled a bit.

"My parents don't like horses. That's why I don't have one.. but we have a barn behind our house and a small pen. Why won't they let me have one? They say they're dangerous and stupid animals, but they're all wrong."

Just then, she heard her mother calling her for supper. She smelled the heavenly smell of pasta on the table.

"Gotta run," she told the horse. She pulled a carrot out of her pocket and gave it to him, then ran into the house.

She woke the next morning to the sound of her alarm clock going off. She muttered something under her breath and hit the snooze. She sat up and got out of her night clothes and put on capris, tennis shoes, and a horse shirt. She walked out to see Rocket. But he wasn't there.

"He's still in the barn," she thought. So she whistled for him. He still didn't come. She went all around the fence, there was no place where he could get out. She quickly ran into her neighbor's barn, to see the daughter, Alexis.

"Where is that palomino you guys have? You know, Rocket?" Alexis looked up at her.

"Rocket got colic last night. He twisted his gut and we had to put him to sleep." Ashley felt a surge of horror run through her. Put to sleep? Rocket? NO! But it was all true.

"Oh.." she nodded to Alexis and left the barn. Once she was out of Alexis' hearing range, she talked to herself.

"Why Rocket?! The only horse that I probably could ever be around!" She stormed into the house and upstairs to her room. She slammed the door behind her and locked it. She plopped on her bed and looked up at the ceiling.

"Why Rocket?"

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Jan 23, 2012
Part 2
by: Josey

I've wrote part 2, it just hasn't come out yet. ;)

Jan 17, 2012
Really good!!!
by: Anonymous

Part 2 please!!!!!!

Jan 17, 2012
by: Josey

Thanks guys! I shall write part 2.

Jan 16, 2012
by: Uma

This story is so fab!! Please part 2!!!!!

Jan 15, 2012
by: lucinda

this is good :D

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