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The Call to the Mare

Updated on December 21, 2014

If you were a horse... you’d be a stallion running across the cape rock along the ridges of the high lonesome. Your match is a wild mustang mare, who would run beside you... not ahead of or behind...

A wild mustang mare catches a scent on the breeze, her head lifts from her grazing, no longer interested in the lush green grasses upon the prairie. Something older than time itself has stirred her senses. Scanning the horizon as the wind blows her mane in front of her eyes, she snorts and breaks from the herd as she wheels around and finds her legs carrying her in the opposite direction. A lone equine call breaks the silent, echoing against the canyon walls. The call of a stallion, silluetted against the cape rock, along the ridges of the high lonesome. Tossing his head he stands, waiting, pawing the ground, anxious, impatient for the mare to close the gap between them.

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    writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska

    thank you ahorseback, i'll really have to ponder where else to take this one. Perhaps a challenge project for myself. Have a read over at my friend Wayne Brown's hub, he wrote a really spectacular piece about wild mustangs too.

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    ahorseback 6 years ago

    writinginalaska, I am also reminded of the wild mustangs of the west, where you can still watch this very story unfold....

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    ahorseback 6 years ago

    I agree with the others here , we need more! Nice.....

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    SilverGenes 6 years ago

    I like this one too, and hope you keep going. The picture is gorgeous, too, and suits it perfectly. The last line just begs for more...

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    Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

    Great writing so far. I look forward to reading more.


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    writinginalaska 7 years ago from southeast Alaska

    Wayne, Wayne, Wayne........... my new Hub friend. I've just been whetting everyone's appetite with these short pieces. But you flatter me so.... I shall post excerpts from one of my stories so that you can see how I "weave a storyline". So stayed tuned and as always I WELCOME comments and feedback from near and far.

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    Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

    Nice is so with humans in much the same way but maybe not as visual although I think the women envision it much the same way. You paint nice visuals. I would love to see you weave them into a storyline...just bring your imagination into the picture. It does not have to have an ending, only a beginning. I have several hubs that did not have an ending when I started writing them. As the story took shape, the ending actually begins to create itself if you let your imagination help just a bit. Good write! WB