Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….
Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
My sister sounds tired and her voice quivers.
“How many do you have?”
“Eight. But I am going out again, there are few more places I need to check.”
“I hear they are closing in from the west, with helicopters and 4wheelers. Be careful.”
I know my words fall on deaf ears, cause I too will be heading out again.
My eight year old is stuck to my left hip, watching the horses.
“What will happen to the ones left out there? Who will help them?”
I don’t know what to say to her…I just don’t know.
My fellow blogger Mary Hone posted an emotional response to the fact that Bureau of Land Management plans a roundup of wild horses in February. Reading some more into it gave me a glimpse into complexity and tragedy of the problem, again confirming how disastrous our actions are to the echo system and the future of this planet. Emotions and reality often clash, but are inseparable in the end.
Tales from the back road: Help Save The Wild Horses
Bureau of Land Management
Success Spoils a U.S. Program to Round Up Wild Horses