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The Future Is Calling

Updated on June 3, 2015

The Long Road

The two riders looked at one another, and then they looked at the long curved road in front of them. Steven Rankin held a piece of paper in his hands.

"This is a stroll in the woods. Aint that right Biscuit?" Steven said to his brown colored horse.

Billy Jim Rhodes looked at his opponent. The dark haired man moved his large black horse closer to Busicuit, causing the brown horse to weiny nervously.

"Easy there Razor," Razor said to his horse. "We can beat them without scarin them."

Rules Of The Race

A small well dressed man walked to the middle of the wide dirt road. He peered over his thin silver framed glasses.

"Mr. Rhodes, I expect this race to be fair. I hope this is clear," the older man said to the two riders, mostly glaring at Billy Jim disgustedly.

"I don't need to cheat to beat this one," Billy Jon said pointing his thumb in Steven's direction.

"See that you don't break any rules, and keep your kin out of this race."

The Start

The black horse stomped its hoof on the ground. He seemed board by the back and forth between the old man and his rider.

"The race goes down round that bend, through the Trackie River. The land will be on the top of the hill." The old man said, looking at both of the riders. "You all ready!" he said holding his pistol into the air.

The two men nodded pulling their horses reigns tighter. They stared at the road, not moving a muscle. Then the gun shot rang throughout the woods.

The Race

The two men jerked at their horses as they got them running down the road. The old man waved his hand in front of his face.

"I hate when horses kick dirt in the air," He said, watching the young men ride down the roadway. Shortly they disappeared around the bin. "Those two boys are in for a big surprise," The old man said under his breath.

Who Wins The Race?

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    • Robert Beyer profile image

      Robert Beyer 2 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      Thank you for the input I am still considering what should happen to the two young men. I am sure they will have a lot of challenging adventures.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting story.

      My answer to your poll was neither.

      Why? Because of that something that is going to give them a big surprise.

      I wonder what it is.

      Looking forward to more of this story.

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      Alan R Lancaster 2 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Typical of me going to the follow-up first! Now I know it was a race. Mind, you could have made more of this. It could have stood more development, especially with the follow-up. Still, early days. It's a craft that can grow on, and with you.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great job with the story Robert for Linda's challenge. Voted up!

    • Robert Beyer profile image

      Robert Beyer 2 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      Thank you Larry and Rachel,

      I hope to write a story letting you know who won. Right at this moment I'm not truly sure.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      The last sentence made me believe that neither won the race. Interesting. Voted up.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very engaging story.