Ted’s Last Ride – Wednesday Writing Essentials

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Heard ’em cheer a mile away; the dust humming like bees. Clattering hooves, jangling harness, saddles creak—heard that when they got close. And the hot breath huffing from their noses, horse and rider both, like the death-watch on their shoulders. I was all ears, all listening, bound to be, after the prophecies old Sam poured over me. Then little brother Ted, out in the lead; I’m shouting loud as a steam-train coming, but he stops and I see his face, all soaked in tears. “Ted,” I shout but he drops like a straw in the wind and it’s over.

Written for Wednesday Writing Essentials January 27, due February 3:

  • Sitting quietly, listen for three sounds and include them in your post – cheering (at a football match), guitar (played by son), clattering (keyboard).
  • Tell the story in a single voice as if it’s being told to you.
  • Include the words: straw, soak, & harness.
  • Include the phrase: I’m all ears.  (You may change the verb tense if needed.)
  • tag with wwe

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English American, Catholic Protestant, mathematician writer... author of Divide by Zero (Stonegarden.net Publishing 2012), Five-Minute Bible Story Series (Cape Arago Press), spiritual speculative novellas (Gypsy Shadow Publishing), Inspired by Faith and

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