Survivors: The Darkest Path
While quietly trotting down the silent and abandoned dirt road, I listened carefully. I knew that this place may be dangerous. I halted and looked toward the deep, dark forest. Then I gingerly turned and stared down the path that I just came. I promised to myself that I would never go that way again. I turned around again, then I started trotting again, trying to be as cautious and silent as I could.
The road went a long way, almost two miles, until it stopped to a dead end. I turned half-ways, staring down the path I just came from. Still, I promised myself I would never go there again, and the dead end was in front of the forest, so I decided instead of going down the scary path, I would go into the forest. So I did.
The forest was full of twigs and sticks, so every time I'd step on a twig or stick, it would snap, it startled me. I wasn't a pure wild horse, so I wasn't used to all these noises. The rustling of the leaves, birds singing, squirrels chattering, and dandelions brushing against my legs. Even though it wouldn't sound dark, if you look at it closely, it would be very dark.
I was not used to dark places, what I wanted was to feel the bright, hot sun shining on my glossy, bright bay coat, and the beautiful smell of the flowers crowding my nose. That's all I wanted. But in this forest, all was dark.
I was finding my way through the forest, when I heard a twig snap. And it wasn't me. It was something else. I snorted and backed off as soon as I heard the startling noise. I heard leaves rustling behind me, so without looking back, I bolted, and ran as fast as I could go, trying to get out of that dark forest. I was going pretty far, when I felt some snake-like thing coil itself around my neck.
I was jerked backwards, and I took a hard fall. I stood up and reared. I felt another thing coil itself around my left front leg, and another around my other front leg. I collapsed, and I felt something touch me, it felt like a human hand. The thing tied my four legs together, and I was helpless.