Sorry to take a cynical view of this photo, but that’s life, for some.
photo by Melanie Dretvic via Unsplash
‘When I’m too big for my pony, Daddy’s going to sell her and buy me a real horse, an old, used one like you, that I can practice on until I get good, then he’ll buy me a better one.’
‘And when you get a better one, little girl, what will happen to me?’
The little girl shrugged and said, ‘You’ll go to the knackers, I suppose, where all old horses go.’
22 thoughts on “Microfiction: Destiny”
Clash of generations. 😉 As sad as true! Michael
I think children reflect their parents. They are not intrinsically ‘good’.
I imagine your character as someone like Ivanka Trump, but it makes me sad.
Her daddy fits too. .People keep riding horses, children’s ponies, riding school horses and ponies, and then when they get old, they send them to the slaughter house. as long as they have a vet’s certificate to say they haven’t been on antibiotics they go into the human food chain. Makes me sad too, the idea that we make animals work for us all their useful life, pretend so much affection for them, then send them to such a death when they get old.
It makes me sad and angry.
We have created a whole way of life, of looking at things, that is absolute trash.
Oh that’s just right! (K)
Not nice, but sadly a true reflection of kids who expect everything they want.
And are given it by parents who think that kind of attitude is in the natural order of things.
This breaks my heart. I hope the little brat gets trampled.
the throwaway culture…(K)
Everything/one is expendable.
Kids can be too honest, brutal. Well done 😉
Thank you. They soak up their parents’ attitudes but haven’t learned how to dissimulate.
Oh! Ouch ! 💜
Little girls and their ponies…
Oh ouch. That’s sad! Those poor horses.
That’s what happens to them. It is sad, makes me angry.