Thursday, April 24, 2014

#AtoZchallenge: Util or Useful

Util [Spanish] or Useful [English]

[source]
He mimicked the rhythmic sound of his horse as he plodded along the cobblestone side streets of Severmore.

"Clip-clop, clip-clop, all for naught; clip-clop, clip-clop, gotta stop; clip-clop, clip-clop, shoulda fought."

He pulled the reins to the side and they slowed to a stop beside the park.

Jumping down he patted the rump of his faithful companion of almost twenty years, Reginald, and pulled out the feed bucket.

"We're just not useful anymore, buddy, an anachronism they said and no good for the environment."

They were being forced to retire, after more than fifteen years of service to tourists and locals.

The city didn't want the hassle of clean-up, said it was a bio-hazard.

He leaned against the broad side of his friend, pulled out a packet of beef jerky and bit off a piece.

As he chewed he replayed his little rhyme: "Clip-clop, clip-clop, all for naught; clip-clop, clip-clop, gotta stop; clip-clop, clip-clop, shoulda fought."

He bolted upright, "The newspapers, we gotta fight, Reggie, that's what we gotta do!"


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11 comments:

  1. A delightful little story. I love to see what sort of right of people it's in the newspaper. Nice post.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. Let's hope they can get it changed.... ;) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. Great story for U. Love the rhythm.
    Hey, we're nearly there!

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    1. So glad we are nearly there...for some reason this has been a tough month! Glad you enjoyed the tale...

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  3. Yes, fight he must. Do it for Reggie. Bio hazard! Ha! Another great flash for us today. You always amaze me, Donna. :)

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  4. Great post today! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks, now to get today's letter done "V". Eeep! LOL...thanks for stopping in again.

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  5. I hope they fight - and win! Bio hazard?! And what about all the cars?! :-)

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