Gathering Storm - Part 1

by by Abbie (call me Reese)
(Colorado, USA)

Silverdust, Reese's mare

Silverdust, Reese's mare

It began one dark, silent night. Arriving late from the stables where Reese had boarded her mare, Silverdust, she clumped up the stairwell in her jodhpurs. Tears streamed down her face. She recently just put down Silverdust from a bout of colic. Her intestines had twisted, and there was no way for the vet to rush her to the animal operational clinic several hundred miles away. Or save her.

Reese closed her eyes and stood still, clutching the hand rail to her right. An image of the prancing, lively dapple gray Arabian flooded her mind. She would never love another horse again. Never. The young mare was only four years old, but had been there for Reese when ever she had needed her. Like her mom's death. Reese sighed and slipped up into the gloomy atmosphere of her room. Not even bothering to undress, she flipped onto her bed and fell into a troubled sleep. Her dreams haunted her with visions of her mare falling into a deep crevice of water. In her dream she struggled to pull her horse out, but Silverdust was drowning in the blackness. She awoke later to a commotion down stairs. Her father was yelling at her grandmother, talking about his daughter's "dangerous mare."

"Why did you give it to her?!?!" Her grandmother listened quietly, as it never was her style to argue. Then she replied calmly, which was difficult in her son-in-law's presence, "Silverdust did not kill Reese's mother. The fall was just a bit of bad luck. I think we should get her another horse. She was so attached to the mare! She loved her!"

Her father angrily replied back, "Bad luck! Bah! It landed on my wife!" Reese turned over angrily, flinching at the words. He had always hated Silverdust. Soon, the yells turned to murmurs, and she fell asleep again. She awoke when the house was completely dark. Then Reese heard a tap outside her window.

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What do you think of part one? It is going to get exciting in part two! Look for it! If you don't want me to continue, though, let me know what was wrong! You can visit my site about horses at http://thehorseloverswiki.pbworks.com, if you want.

Note: the image does not belong to me.

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Apr 12, 2011
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Hiya Reese!
by: Angel

Hey nice work! I really like your story! You've got some pretty good writing talent. I've really enjoyed reading both parts and I'm loving the horse's name Silverdust. I'm also writing a story that might be posted on this website. If so, the title will be Starlight Mount Pony Club. I hope you'll enjoy reading it. Oh, and keep up the good work. I hope to read more!

Apr 07, 2011
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INCREDIBLE++++!
by: Elise

Wow. All I can say is "WOW!" You are so amazing at adding the details, implying the emotions, and depicting real life scenarios (and characters!). I can definitely see a published book in the future...

PLEASE (I beg you) PLEASE write more. I will be waiting anxiously and on the edge of my seat for Part 2!

Apr 07, 2011
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Hey Abbie
by: ranchgirl

I think your story is awesome. I can't wait until part 2. I don't have as much talent as you.

Apr 07, 2011
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Thank you!
by: Reese

Thank you so much! I'll be sure to check out your stories; I have already read summer camp mystery. It is great! Look for part two-it will be out in the next two-three days!

Apr 06, 2011
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What do u think?
by: Abbie (aka Reese)

Hi!
What do you think of my story? I'm not a very good writer, I'm sorry. Do you want me to write part two? Comment and reply, please!

Apr 06, 2011
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Your Story
by: ranchgirl

Your story is perfect. I can't wait for part 2.

Please check out my story Dream Come True. I am going to write part 3 if any one else wants it.


Apr 06, 2011
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Hey Reese!
by: Kaitlyn aka Horserider

Yes please continue, this was a fantastic story. The way you started made it so interesting it was impossible to stop reading! :) I really want to find out what happens!

Also check out my stories "Summer Camp Mystery (part 1,2 and 3) as well as "Dreamer-The one and only(1 2 and 3" I have others but those are my best. Write!

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