Three line tales: Retirement

For Sonya’s photo prompt.
photo by Marian Oleksyn via Unsplash


I look at the expression of the model, the way her eyes glitter with confidence, a smile on demand, and think, she has an assured future.

I look at the horse, the soft gentle eyes, and the pure white coat and mane, chosen to match the girl’s style, the article to be advertised.

I think of them later when they are older, the girl, still smiling, retired perhaps with a full bank account, and the old horse taken in the truck to the place where old useless horses go.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

31 thoughts on “Three line tales: Retirement”

    1. That’s what I thought. Her hair was dyed to look like the horse and the horse’s hair was cut to look like her.
      Horses all end up at the knackers. None of those horsey people care enough about them to keep them when they get old and the vet bills go up.

      1. No, really no. I think they would not love living here. I heard it from a younger one from London. She has such a Pomsky. Even London has not the best weather, the dog could have more of life there. 😉

    1. I hate those horsey people who say how much they love horses, and sell them when they want a change, as if it’s a car, and when it gets old and expensive to keep, it goes to the scrap yard.

  1. I’m not so sure old age is much better for most humans…the ones without fat bank accounts anyway. It is quite disturbing what they do to animals in the name of product promotion though. (K)

    1. Life is miserable for poor people, and those of us who have to think twice about buying anything that isn’t a necessity. Animals have no rights, not even after a lifetime of work.

      1. People make a subconscious choice—me or them. Rather than forego the spurious delights of a particular type of beauty product they just tell themselves, they’d rather it was injected into a rabbit’s eyes than their own. No further decision needed.

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