HORSES

HORSES

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by Kirby Wright
     
 
The stallion chased my father's yellow Arabian into the corral. Sandy quit running and backed into the fence posts. My father twirled a lasso—he released and the rope grazed the stallion's neck. The stallion reared up and the lasso fell in the dirt. My father ran. So did Valdez. My father's cowboy hat flew off and rolled on its brim. "You keeds shouldn't be

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The stallion chased my father's yellow Arabian into the corral. Sandy quit running and backed into the fence posts. My father twirled a lasso—he released and the rope grazed the stallion's neck. The stallion reared up and the lasso fell in the dirt. My father ran. So did Valdez. My father's cowboy hat flew off and rolled on its brim. "You keeds shouldn't be watchin'," Gramma said. Ben chuckled. "We've got front row seats." Gramma tossed her cigarette and it smoldered in the grass. The stallion forced Sandy against the wire. Her legs got caught in the bottom strands and he mounted her. Sandy tried bucking but his weight kept her pinned down. "Help Sandy!" I told Gramma. She tucked the pack of Chesterfields into the shirt pocket of her blouse. "Not a damn thing we can do."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011801075
Publisher:
Lemon Shark Press
Publication date:
09/30/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
13 KB

Meet the Author

Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Wright has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Jodi Stutz Memorial Prize in Poetry, the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Robert Browning Award for Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. BEFORE THE CITY, his first poetry collection, took First Place at the 2003 San Diego Book Awards. Wright is also the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA’I NUI AHINA, both set in Hawaii. He was a Visiting Fellow at the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the Pacific Rim region of Hawaii. He was also a Visiting Writer at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Residency in Edgartown, Mass., and the 2011 Artist in Residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic.

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HORSES 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More like short story and as much as I like horse stories this one was boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mares can have twins, but it is very rare and even more rare that they or the mares survive. Just thought i would let the posts below know. Your welcome :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mare can have twins i never new that incradibull
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! Writer has great understanding of horses. I didn't know mares could have twins?!
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