Samuel P Whiskers Esq & the racehorses

Something very different, as set by the students in our school creative writing group- a 300 word story for children.
I am not optimistic about this challenge.

On the outside, Samuel P Whiskers Esq is small & ginger & hairy and really a bit scruffy, but when Samuel runs across the grass with the other little ponies, he feels tall and fast and splendid, because on the inside, Samuel remembers the day when he beat all the racehorses.

And this is how it happened, Samuels was out, and as usual, Big Ruby horse was turning round & snorting, telling him to keep up, not get left behind, His owner was kicking him on, encouraging him
“go faster Sam” and he wanted to say
“I only have little legs and I’m going as fast as I can”, but of course he couldn’t and he did his best to trot along to keep up with the big horse in front.

Then, at the bottom of the big hill, they met the racehorses, all brown and shiny and long leged and Sam felt very small and ginger and shabby.
“Let’s race” said the woman on the biggest and shiniest and brownest race horse and they were off!

Sam went as fast as he could, but within a few seconds all the big horses were far far in front and then something amazing happened, the big shiny horses began to slow down, even Big Ruby, who always got everywhere faster than him.
He felt his legs go faster and faster and then, he was passing them, leaving them standing’ His ears twitched with delight and then he was at the top of the hill, first, the winner.

His heart beat fast, partly with delight and partly because he was a very little pony and he had run as fast as he could.
His owner threw her arms around his neck and hugged him.

So, now the ponies run in the field and Sam is last or second to last, he doesnt care, because he knows that on the inside he is aster than a race horse and could beat all the ponies, any time he wanted to.


About cathi rae

50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

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