“do you know how expensive it is to take care of a horse?” Nathan was about to reply when his mother cut him,
“Never mind, I’ll tell you” she continued, “very, that’s how expensive it is. Why you gotta spend so much money on an animal when you ain’t even gonna eat it.”
“Nobody eats horses”, Nathan snorted.
“You sure about that now son?” She asked with a raised brow.
“Mama, I love you, but you touch a hair on my horse-“
“The horse you are yet to buy”, his mother interjected.
“yes, the horse I am yet to buy and I swear, I’ll tell the authorities”.
His mother threw her head back and laughed till streaks of tears glistened on her cheeks.
“Oh honey,” she declared wiping the tears off, “it’s gonna take nothing short of a SWAT team to put cuffs on these two wrists.”
It was a dare… And in that moment, Nathan decided the horse he was yet to buy would never set foot anywhere near fifty feet of his mother.
word count: 175 words. The above story is in response to Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers photo prompt challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. Thank you @Phylor for this week’s image.