You are a cowboy write a poem to your horse

To Keno

I used to ride you around the park

I would always ride until dark

Then I would have to put you back

Clean you off, and then go home

I hated leaving you by yourself

But there was nothing else

I have and will always love you Keno

Even though you passed many years ago

-B

ps – I don’t really understand poetry, so sorry if this is really bad.

He dodged the fish and swam fast

David was causally swimming in the lake like he always did during the summer. He never thought anything of it. It was a hot summer day and he and his friends were swimming in the lake as usual. They even made a rope swing this year. While he was in the water his best friends were on the edge of the lake fishing, they hadn’t caught anything yet.

His friends noticed it first, at first they thought it was a log, but the closer it got they realized that it was in fact an alligator. The started to scream at their friend who was directly in the path of the alligator. He didn’t pay them any attention, he thought that they had finally caught something and were trying to show him.

He finally looked toward them and they were pointing behind him. He turned his head slowly. He could see a log moving his way, or so he thought. “alligator” screamed his friends. He felt a fish brush his leg and freaked out. He began swimming frantically, he was dodging fish left and right trying to get to safety. He slowed down and started to grab the fish and throw them at the gator. He was trying to distract it because it was gaining on him.

His planned seemed to work at first. The gator would stop and eat the fish and then keep moving after its prey, which was him. Eventually the gator stopped eating the fish that he was throwing. The gator focused in on him. It grabbed David’s leg but only got pants, which he started to drag down, so he took off his pants. He decided to take off his shirt and threw it east of him. He thought once the gator realized that he didn’t get his prey he would go after the shirt.

This didn’t work. One of his friends, Phillip, was on the phone with 911 because both of his friends thought that he would need help. They were right. The gator caught up to him about 5 feet from the shore and grabbed him by the right leg. The water around him started to turn red. The gator started to drag him back into the middle of the lake to drown him. His friend Brent ran to the rope swing and swung  from it landing on the gator that had his friend.

This so startled the gator that it let go of David who swam as fast as he could with a broken and bloody leg. Brent was still on top of the gator punching it in the eyes. The gator started to spiral and got his teeth into Brent.

The paramedics showed up and so did animal control. Brent was struggling and animal control wasted no time and darted the gator. Brent was released and he was brought to shore by an EMT. Both boys were sent to the hospital and Phillip was talked to by police to hear exactly what happened.

David lost the lower part of his right leg, Brent lost his left leg and had to have surgery because he also got bit on the side. They both made a full recovery. Now they never go to the lake in the summer, they also never go fishing either. The only time that they get to swim and hang out is if they are in a pool with a lifeguard on duty.

-B

The Cardboard Box takes up 1/2 the room

You come home one day to find half of your living room is covered by a cardboard box. You wonder what it could be, you haven’t ordered anything in a while. So you start trying to find a shipping label because clearly there is some kind of mistake.

You also begin to wonder how the box got into your house to begin with. You just got home, your husband isn’t home yet, who could have done this.

The box moves. You scream. Terrified yet excited as to what is in the box. Could there be an animal in there. Did one of your friends get you a puppy. You can’t take it anymore.You go into the kitchen and get a pair of scissors. You are going to open the box. Just as you get ready to make your first cut the box moves again.

This startles you, again. You brace yourself and begin making the first cut. At first you just cut a sliver of the box so that you can peak inside to see what is in it. It is very dark in the box so you get your key chain flashlight and are about to shine it in the box. Before you can shine it in the box, it moves again and this time there is a squeak to go along with the movement. You instantly know what is inside the box.

You drop your flashlight and begin making a giant hole in the box, pushing the cardboard inside the box. You finally have enough open so that you can crawl inside the box. You get into the box and turn on your flashlight. You are surrounded by guinea pigs.

“There must be at least 20 in here” you squeal. You have the biggest smile on your face, but you still wonder who left this box and how did they get into your house. You start calling around, asking anyone you can think of who might have access to your house. You also begin to wonder how you will take care of all of the guinea pigs, you don’t have that kind of space. You will have to find most of them homes, which breaks your heart because you are already in love with them all.

Your husband gets home and is just as confused as you are about the giant box full of guinea pigs. He had nothing to do with it. You go to check on your pet guinea pig Stella, but she isn’t in her cage. You wonder if she is in the box with the others. You look around and you can’t find her in the box with all the guinea pigs, you begin to get worried. Who ever must have put this box in here must have taken Stella. Panic sets in. You start calling vets and shelters, frantically seeing if someone might have turned her into the vet or shelters.

While you are frantically calling every place you can think of your husband is furiously looking for who sent this box to you. He wants to know so Stella can come home. He finds a note attached to the box, it reads

Hi neighbor, I went into  your house to play with your guinea pig and I accidentally lost track of her. When I did find her she was dead, she had gnawed on a power cord. I know this doesn’t make up for your loss but I thought this might lessen the blow.

-Ned

You and your husband immediately call the police. They go and talk to Ned. Turns out they said “he has been coming into your house for years. He loves guinea pigs and has been playing with yours this whole time. He also admitted to spying on you both. We know where the spy cams are and we are going to sweep your house just in case. We are also going to check to see if these guinea pigs belong to anyone, because to be honest I wouldn’t put it past him to steal other guinea pigs and to be spying on others.”

You go to a hotel for the night while your place is being swept for spy cams. All you can do is cry and feel disgusting and violated.

-B

The King shows up on your doorstep …

The king shows up on your doorstep, knocking frantically. When you open the door you are surprised that the king is there. You instinctively bow toward your king. The king responds “There is no time for this, get up and I will explain”. “Yes your majesty” you reply. You stand up straight and invite the king in. His guards wait outside your house. As the king enters you can see the urgency on his face. You both sit in the parlor and have your maid make some tea for the two of you.

The king speaks in a hushed tone “I need to tell you something that will change your life.” “What could you possibly say that would change my life, I like the life I have.” you reply. Well the king absorbs that  your maid brings out the tea and serves you. The Kind waits for the maid to leave and begins.

“You are actually my daughter, a princess. I put you in the hands of a good friend of mine. I feared that all of my heirs would be killed to either end the blood line and get rid of having a king at all or so that someone else could lay claim to the throne. No one knows of your existence, other than my dear wife who passed away, and the midwives who were executed to keep this secret.” He said. The look of shock on your face wears off and you start to think this is a joke. This has to be some kind of joke, the king had no heirs.

You reply “Why are you really here. I mean this has to be some kind of joke, is it not? If this is real how come my parents never told me? How come if my father was such a good friend have we never been invited to any of your parties? How come you have never written any letters to my family?”

The king is astonished by your reaction. He states “I kept you away from the palace for good reason, to keep you safe. Also I have written to your father under an assumed name, I have been keeping tabs on you very closely. Why would you think this was a joke, this is not of a joking matter. You are a princess and it is time you came to live in the palace and make your royalty known. You need to get an education in how to run your country. You must learn how to be a royal. You see, you are just finding out about this now because I am sick. I am dying. I need my heir to become apparent to our kingdom, so that I am not the last leader. I need an heir to take over. That is why I am here.”

“You do realize that I am married right? You do realize that I have a life? You do realize that this is something that I don’t want? I mean why would I want this responsibility thrust upon me? I am happy where I am, what if I decline your invitation? Also how can I know your are being honest with me?” you reply

Your father walks into the room and hugs the king and asks “Have you told her yet?” The king replies “Yes I have and she doesn’t seem to believe me, she doesn’t seem to understand the importance of all of this. Maybe as her father you can help her understand”

Your father says “It is all true, your mother and I couldn’t have children of our own. I’ve known the Albert my whole life. He needed my help to conceal the fact that he had an heir. We raised you as our own, because we wanted to have children and thought it was what was best for the kingdom. Now is your time to go an be the princess of the people. You must go with him.”

Your jaw drops to the floor. You are astonished, “How can all this be true? I just don’t understand. I don’t want to leave my life, or my husband.” The king replies “You won’t have to leave your husband, he will becoming with you. You are going to be the princess of the people and will be the first royal who was raised in society. You are going to be the best queen ever when I pass. Please come with me, I won’t force you to but I will tell you your kingdom needs you.” With that the king gets up to leave, looking back at you with the love and pride of a father. “Wait” you say. “I must talk it over with my husband, but if he has no problem with this then I will take my place beside you.” The king smiles “Good because we have already talked to him, we tracked him down on his hunting trip and he is very excited. I will send someone by tomorrow to collect you and your things.”

-B

 

Introduction

Hi, my name is B. I want to write more this year, so I decided this is one of the ways that I am going to be doing this. I am going to write one writing prompt daily  five days a week. I figure this is one of the best ways to improve my writing, along with other things that I am going to be doing. I am also going to attempt to write a book this year and start an additional blog with a podcast attached. I also am trying to do a lot of other things this year too. There will be times when I won’t upload, I will let you know ahead of time. That will usually only be when I am traveling to visit family, because I don’t take my laptop with me or anything. Anyways thank you for your support. As always comments are appreciated.

This picture is just one that I took at this restaurant called Bricks. They had this out on display and I thought it was adorable. I don’t know where my pictures are going to come from for these post, that will be something to figure out.

Happy New Years and I will start on Tuesday the 3rd.