50 Word Story – Safety at a Cost

Photo by Graham A Stephen (http://geotopoi.wordpress.com)
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He looked over the fence and saw endless grass and flowers. At a short distance, flattened against a rock, a rattle snake tasted the air with its tongue. The horse shook his head and moved away from the fence; content to gallop around its enclosure where no danger awaited him.

 

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31 comments

  1. There are times in life when making the simpler decision actually pays off. Life has plenty of challenging moments; every now and then a simpler choice is a welcomed option. Simplicity at its best!

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  2. That’s me! That’s me! I’m in one of your poems! I’m the horse! There’s a lot of interesting stuff that I see in the blogs of people cycling across Australia, climbing Kilimanjaro, diving with manta rays, or whatever. I’ll daydream about it for a while, but then I remember that it’s a big, dangerous and (most of all) expensive world out there, so I turn again to my own safe little patch and pull up another mouthful of grass.

    (I’m being metaphorical, by the way. I don’t literally eat grass.)

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