Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Wild Horse #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Credit: Ian Kelly


Shadow the horse was spirited and wild; the same could be said of her mistress Evelyn. Although Evelyn’s parents tried to tie her down to a man of prosperity and ‘good breeding‘ at twenty-one, she had refused their efforts. More than a decade later she was a renowned Dermotologist and still fiercely independent. 

Evelyn had expected to be alone with her thoughts riding Shadow in the morning. Then, Ryder had appeared on his chestnut horse. He was the neighbour’s son who had left home at twenty-two to become a successful artist. He was as attractive as ever. 

He cut Evelyn off with his horse, so she was forced to ride Shadow in the ocean surf. Ryder tipped his riding hat to her, his brown-eyes glimmering at Evelyn with challenge. 

She had never been a woman to back down, so she raced Ryder back to the stables on his property and won. Ryder had grinned at her with charm and Evelyn for once, allowed herself to be affected. She remained with Ryder long into the following day. 


“Back In The Saddle” – Matraca Berg


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Wild Horse #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting

  1. Priceless Joy December 29, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Great story! Seems she might have found her love interest! A fun story, Mandi!

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  2. rogershipp December 30, 2016 / 7:00 am

    I suspect the ‘wild side’ is going to see a few changes in her life?

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    • mandibelle16 December 30, 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Ha I think it will be an interesting battle of wills as both are a bit wild 🙂 But I think it could also be a rewarding relationship. Happy New Year Roger!

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  3. Michael December 30, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I love a story with the potential for a happy ending, well done Mandi…

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  4. Copper Cranes December 31, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Amanda, a charming story. It seems as though Evelyn has met her match. Wonderfully written. ~ Mia

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  5. luckyjc007 December 31, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Great story! Ryder recognized a spark of challenge and excitement in Evelyn and it’s great that things turned out well. At least for the first day! Enjoyed the video. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 December 31, 2016 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks Jessie. Yeah it’s a fun country song lol. Yeah I think Evelyn has found her match, though it might be a rocky one with two challenging and successful people. Happy New Year!


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