Star Dancer

by Parker Liam


Hello everyone! I'm Parker Liam and I hope I'm welcome here gals... Anyway I read Josh's story and it inspired me to write mine down.

Chapter One


So when I was around five years old I fell in love with my aunt's horse, Misty. The sad thing is we live a long ways from them, so I almost never got a chance to ride him. Finally, (after a lot of begging), my mom bought me a horse. She was about 14.5 hands tall, black with white socks and totally stunning. When I got her she was about 5 years old, and you might think that would be a handful for little me. Well, it WAS! She was green broke, and I still don't know what mom was thinking when they bought her, of all horses. (Although I wouldn't have traded her for the world.)

After some bonding time and a bit of ground work I decided the time had come for me to get on. I wasn't one bit scared, since I'd never seen a horse do anything that it wasn't supposed to. Plus I was this guy that wasn't scared of anything. (Yes, that's how young and little I was). So since my dad didn't live with us at that point, my mom came and held Star Dancer while I tried to hop up. My but she was tall! I sat there for a while, looking around, getting used to her, and getting up my nerve to go for an actual ride.

Suddenly, my mom's phone rang and she told me to get off so she could answer it. I stood beside Star Dancer for a long time, petting her, talking to her, and leading her around. My mom was taking so long!

Finally I just started to unsaddle Star and let her go, when my mom came out of the house looking very shaken and on the point of tears. My dad had had a motor cycle accident, and was not expected to make it. He was holding onto life by a thread, and even thought a few months earlier mom had made him move out, she suddenly had to see him before he died.

Please comment for the rest! I'd love to finish if anyone wants to hear. :)

Chapter Two


Thanks so much for the support guys! Mom rushed me to the vehicle and we sped off to the hospital. Apparently, within the last few minutes she decided that she could live with dad after all if only she could. How we ever got to the hospital I really don't know now because she cried all the way.

At first the nurses weren't going to let us in to see dad, but finally mom persuaded them that it was urgent and they led us through long hallways and up elevators until we got to the ICU where dad was waiting to have a surgery.

He was in a coma and couldn't talk, but that didn't make mom alot of difference. She talked to him anyway, even though there were tons of doctors and nurses running around him checking monitors and things.

Finally they wheeled him away, and we sat down for a long wait. Fourteen hours to be exact. The doctor changes his mind about dad dying, and thought he might pull through after all. One of my friends mom's came and picked me up and I stayed at their place for the most part while dad was in the hospital.

I guess you're wondering what happened to him. I don't really know, I was too young to care. I know he had head injuries, some broken ribs, and a shattered ankle. The worst part about everything was that I didn't get to see Star Dancer for three whole weeks. Over the fence yes, but that doesn't really count.

Dad came home and life turned back to almost normal. Some changes were good, like dad paying attention to me and acting like he really loved me. He promised me that I could have Star Dancer for my very own, and that he would help me ride as soon as possible. That came sooner that mom would have liked, but for me I waited forever. One afternoon he hopped up from the dinner table and asked me if I wanted to go riding. Of course I did!

Chapter Three


Out in the barn I had to do most of the tacking up since dad had crutches to hang onto. I was barely big enough to hang onto the saddle, climb the mounting block dad had built for me and through the saddle on. Beings we were western, the saddle was rather large and heavy! Dad made sure I got it all right and then told me to hop on.

Now keep in mind that Star hadn't really been ridden for half year, other than me getting on her that one time. Most parents wouldn't have let there kid get onto a green broke that hadn't been ridden for so long, but as you can see my dad was not the average! On I went and things were going great! Then there was a burst of activity and I was on the ground right under my horse. She thankfully didn't step on me and I got up and back on her (dad insists that that is what you do when a horse dumps you). He let me around for a while until he was satisfied that I wasn't scared any more and Star was calmed down. We had these sessions every few days and she threw me every time.

Then one day I landed wrong and broke my arm. Obviously I couldn't ride, but even though we butted heads most of the time I had come to love Star so much that I didn't blame her for me getting hurt, and spent every spare minute with her.

Gotta go I'll write more ASAP. (If I get enough comments OK?)

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Mar 28, 2019
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Wow
by: Warhorse

Wow. That did not end the way I expected at all. I am sorry about Star. I know you're probably over it by now though. I know what is like losing a horse. One of mine died about a year ago and took a peice of me with her. It's like losing a best friend. Just wanted let you know that your sorrow is deeply felt, and that you're not alone in this. Did you get another horse?

Mar 23, 2019
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good ending :'(
by: Aspen... Artist

Boy oh boy, the ending was a tear jerker, it wasn't a happily ever after that's for sure, but that just tells you that it's reality, real life, nothing ever goes the way we plan so I really enjoyed your story. I look forward to more story's you write, maybe I'll think of a story I can write and you all can read, lol.

Good job!

Mar 22, 2019
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by: Josh

I feel bad beause my story doesn't have half as much stuff about horses as yours does. I love the style, it's just like you.

Thanks for the being the only friend I have that likes horses.

Mar 20, 2019
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Agreed
by: hundreds of horses

I agree with Aspen. You're writing style is really good!!

Mar 19, 2019
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Chapter Four
by: Parker Liam

Chapter 4


Man life is so busy! Sorry that I take so long in keeping the story going! I've been so busy with hockey that I don't have time for a lot else... Things are going well though, so maybe we even have a chance! I'll try to finish up my story this time.
My mom really flipped when I got hurt. She said no more riding and even though I said earlier that I was out there every day that was definitely not by her wishes. Star seemed terribly sorry that I wasn't up to doing anything other than some one-handed brushing and was extra nice and gentle. By the time winter rolled around I was ready to ride! Dad had been raring to get me out and going for a long time but mom would her nothing of the sort. One day me and dad sorta snuck out while mom was in town and went for a ride. Dad did understand that I was more fragile then before and didn't make me do anything more than I wanted. Even though I didn't know it, dad saw something in Star Dancer that I never knew was there. That was her ability to run. She was competitive,agile and had amazing power in her body. One day dad surprised me by asking if I would like to race her at the Canada Day celebration. He said it would be against some of my friends. Now I know that your likely thinking that this whole thing is rather old fashioned. But we lived in a little town and since everyone knew everyone else and since we didn't really have any other reason to celebrate this is what we did. Well, I won the race by a ways and went on to bigger things. not professional or anything, but I did do a bit of traveling to show off what Star and me could do. Then one day before school I went out to chore Star and she was acting so weird. pawing the ground and kicking at the air under her belly. I panicked and went to get dad. He called the vet right away, but the vet said it there was something wrong in her stomach and there was nothing he could do. I don't remember what the problem was. I stayed with her all day while she kicked and pawed and rolled around. finally I could see that she was tiring. Star sank down on the fresh straw that I had spread out and stayed there. I tried feeding her some warm something my dad had concocted but she would have none of it. That evening she died. Part of me died too. She had been there when my parents weren't. She had taught me that I could do things I didn't know where possible. Even though I was almost 13 years old I cried like I never had before that night. And if you are sad for me, don't be. Star had a good life, she helped me through that stage off my life and now I have moved on to other things. Like hockey and volleyball. I'm sorry if this is not the ending you all thought it was going to be. Not really a happily ever after thing. But like the saying goes "smile because it happened, don't cry because it's over". Bye for now. Parker

Mar 08, 2019
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by: Aspen... Artist

I'm glad your dad was fine, you had me there. lol. I love how you're telling the story almost as if all of us are there watching, it's pretty spectacular. Keep on writing, I see potential.

Mar 04, 2019
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Please keep going!
by: Anonymous

Please keep going, I have a feeling that this story might end up inspiring a lot of people.

Feb 28, 2019
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by: Josh

hundreds of horses, I like that idea!!!

Feb 27, 2019
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by: hundreds of horses

You and Josh should do a story together!!

Feb 27, 2019
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Nice!!
by: hundreds of horses

Great story! Keep it going!!

Feb 26, 2019
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nice story
by: josh

good story...write more.
hehe parker

Feb 26, 2019
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Nice
by: Warhorse

Can't wait till the next chapter. I started out on a green horse too. It's not the best thing for a begginer so we soon got a trained horse after I ended up breaking several bones. If you know what you're doing then green horses can be great. Now I am training several green horses and making significant progress because I've had years of experience. Hopefully your horse turns out to be awesome in some future chapters of this story!

Feb 26, 2019
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I LIKE it!
by: SpiritGirl

Please continue! I'd love to read the rest of the story ;)

Feb 25, 2019
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Very interesting
by: Aspen... Artist

It's a very interesting story, and I bet your horse was and still is very beautiful, I for one don't have a horse but soon might adopt a mustang (Shhhh don't tell anyone lol) you should totally write the second part :)

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