THE small horse

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Baines Wainscott gave up his pursuit of discovering human immortality the very second he awoke from his near death experience. An attentive nurse watched over Baines as he slowly regained consciousness, telling him certain death would have been his fate had it not been for the small horse and the blind man. These two became his new passion.

An experienced investigative journalist, Baines set out to reveal the story behind his two saviors. Baines discovered a photograph originally published in the Beaver Falls Chronicle of a small horse believed to be owned by a local farmhand, Leo Barnard, and who both disappeared from the area in the late 1960’s after an alleged UFO sighting. Talking to the locals, Baines also learned that Leo witnessed a searing brilliant light when out in a farmer’s field, causing his blindness and that reports of similar events had occurred across North America.

After combing through all the materials he could find in Beaver Falls, Baines got wind of a sighting of Leo Barnard that Margaret Brookside casually mentioned to a librarian friend that was helping out Baines at the local library. The next move for Baines would be New Orleans.


Jaden and Jaclyn, the “two jays” aptly named by their fellow officers, rolled down the windows of the cruiser to let a little fresh air in and a little trash talk out. The topic of conversation was Selena Gomez and Jaden not liking that monotonous, techno-pop spastic dance music, but instead grooving to the soulful sounds of Janiva Magness. Rolling her eyes, Jaclyn was all about Gomez, Gaga and Beyonce. As the talk grew more animated, Jaden suddenly stopped and pointed up the street at a small horse quietly walking along the sidewalk, pausing at each storefront along St. Peters street. Giggles and astonishment filled the cruiser until the horse backed up to a green wooden door, reared up slightly on its front legs and smashed the door into splinters with his hind legs. The two officers rushed to the scene and found a confused Tiny LeBlanc on the floor inside.  By the time all the commotion subsided, the small horse had vanished.

Author: whatitiswhatitisnot

Member of Camerauthor, a cooperative that writes on the blog What It Is/What It is not. Our membership includes a fantasy writer, a general fiction writer (Ellie) and two amateur photographers. All photos on the blog belong to Camerauthor.

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