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#JusJoJan prompt the 22nd – “Limp”

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(FICTION) (Thanks to Judy Hendrickson, awesome newsletter subscriber, for the idea for the story. This is Part 2 of the story. Part 1 is here.)

Lavender hurried down the path lined with red roses and through the small gate to the narrow, almost overgrown laneway at the foot of the hill and there she saw it. A large glistening-black horse with a shaggy mane standing with his forefoot off the ground. The horse wore a saddle and bridle. Lavender looked up and down the laneway, but there wasn’t a human in sight.

“Hello there,” Lavender said to the gorgeous beast. “What’s your name?”

“Grant,” said the horse.

Lavender, who was about to approach the horse, stopped in her tracks. “Did … you just speak?”

The horse’s eyes opened wide. “Did you hear me?”

“Why, yes. I did. Where is your rider?”

“He’s back there,” Grant said, tossing his head in the direction he seemed to have come from. “He’s hurt.”

“Can you show me where to find him?”

The horse rolled his eyes. “I suppose I can limp back there.”

Lavender gestured down the lane. “Lead the way, Grant.”

With a deep sigh of the overworked, Grant turned and began to limp slowly down the lane.

(To be continued.)

(Judy’s prompt was “Lavender Quill, a solitary witch that is into crystals, candles, herbs and crochet (hidden spells she weaves for friends and family), is alone at the cabin after her parents both died three years ago.  She finds a man out on a trail, hurt and unconscious.  Grant is a marine sharpshooter who saw too much and wants to find solace in the quiet mountain, but someone is after him and he managed to get away after a desperate chase.  She uses her skills to patch up his wounds and he slowly comes around.  With her visions and other gifts, she assists him in getting to the truth and forms a bond with him, as he gets under her skin and awakens her soul.  Together, they get the bad guys and help each other heal on the mountain.”

This would make an awesome novel! Me being me, and keeping it a short story, I plan to turn the idea on its head a bit. Hope you don’t mind, Judy! *waves to Judy*)


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

31 thoughts on “#JusJoJan prompt the 22nd – “Limp”

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  3. another fabulous installment linda! ❤ great take on the #JusJojan prompt!

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  7. I’ve enjoyed your intriguing stories! Hope Grant gets to rest soon.

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  17. I love the idea of a talking horse called Grant💜💜

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  22. Taking horses. Shades of Narnia.

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  24. Although they are no longer in fashion, I remember my dad teaching us to have a firm handshake. “Not like a limp rag or a dead fish – firm!” I hope we return to being able to shake people’s hands and hug each other, soon.

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  25. Awww, I feel worse for the horse than the rider.

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