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and The Winner Is — in 99-words!

The Daily Spur prompt is BLACK; go for it!

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September 16, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a Big Black Horse. It can be a horse, a metaphor or an interpretation of KT Tunstall’s “Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree.” Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by September 21, 2021

One day not too long ago, a black horse was galloping through the forest.
Stopping suddenly because he heard a cherry tree speaking to its neighbor, the apple tree.  "My fruit is much sweeter than yours,"
  
"You think so," said the apple tree! The apple tree continued,  "have you not heard it was the luscious allure of the apple that resulted in the fall of mankind."
 
"That is just a fairy tale," said the cherry tree.

"Is it?" The apple tree came back with an assertive voice.

The horse voiced, "even if a tale, the author chooses the apple."


2 thoughts on “and The Winner Is — in 99-words!”

  1. I must say I prefer apples over cherries, based on taste and texture. Over time apples have adopted a fairy-tale-like feel too. Larger, rounder and sturdier than cherries, apples also make for good props. A single apple packs more of a thematic punch than a single cherry or even a basket-full. I like the finality of the horse’s comment. Great writing, Myrna!

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