The Nurse Mare's Tale

The Nurse Mare's Tale

by Moran Bishop Marta


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The Nurse Mare's Tale is in a way the prequel to Dinky:

The Nurse Mare's Foal, as it tells the story of Dinky's mother.

This lovely story is told from the viewpoint of two aging nurse

mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through. It tells

us of Sadie and her friend Nellie and is accompanied with

charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking). The plight of

these animals is described in empathetic detail.

After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares

must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as

they have become too old for breeding and thus unable to be

rented out as nurse mares to feed the foals of the high-dollar


Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the

nurse mares that have given everything and received little in


The ending may surprise you. It is a poignant story that will rip

your heart out and put you back together again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939484420
Publisher: Crowe Press
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Whether I am reading, or writing I am taken out of myself and will return more enlightened. From the magic of the places I have been, the people I have met, and the story that captured me for a while.
I have been called a prolific and versatile writer. I currently have two children's poetry books, Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse and Innocence and Wonder, four novella's Darkness Descends, The Between Times, The Choosing, Keeping the Upper Paw: A Cat's Guide to Training Your Human.
I learned that one needs to have a plot and conversation to move the story forward from a particularly bad play I wrote at the age of six. It was the worst play ever written or performed. It was so awful my mother stopped the production after about three minutes.

I currently live on a small farm with my husband, three horses, cats and a green cheeked conjure named Jack. They help me remember to view the world through a child's innocence and keep me young and imaginative.
My grandmother, mother, and brother were/are all writers.

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