Clippety-clop, clippety-clop


Image copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It’s good to be back in favour. The last time we were appreciated was during the Great War. But when that was over, they slaughtered most of us and took to their motorised vehicles.

Now, 150 years on, it’s goodbye to those motorised vehicles. And goodbye to air travel. And goodbye to animal-based foods. They didn’t listen to the climate scientists, called it fake news.

Saved at one minute to midnight.

The humans are a lot humbler nowadays. And not too ashamed to saddle us up for a trip to the local shops.

Plus, the carrots taste a lot better.



Written for Hi-ho Silver Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge, found here

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37 Responses to Clippety-clop, clippety-clop

  1. lisarey1990 says:

    Really clever write.

  2. magarisa says:

    This future doesn’t seem far-fetched at all. A clever and thought provoking take on the prompt!

  3. msjadeli says:

    It very likely will come to pass. And they will have plenty of grass to eat from all of the rain that’s falling! I love the spin you put on the prompt.

  4. I think I could live and like something like that.

  5. I loved this story from a horse’s viewpoint, Patrick. A lot of people would be taking riding lessons. Well written. 😀 — Suzanne

  6. Oh… but also horses contribute to green-house gasses… I think we have to walk by ourselves or ride on pigs.

  7. Abhijit Ray says:

    Almost prophetic. Every horse has his day.

  8. granonine says:

    I think the Amish people in our state will shrug and go on with business as usual 🙂

  9. I fear for our future. A reset seems to be coming. Then, it’s back to horse and buggy if we make it at all. Great take on the prompt!

  10. gahlearner says:

    I can see it coming, and I often thought, for not too long distances, why not go back to carriages? Great imaginative take on the prompt.

  11. Tannille says:

    Aww horses back in slavery…
    Great take on the prompt.

  12. Dear Tonto Prinsloo,

    I like my carrots crisp tender. I hope your story isn’t prophetic.



  13. Sandra says:

    Awww. A heartfelt take on the prompt.

  14. neilmacdon says:

    where do the batteries go in those things?

  15. elaine17 says:

    Prophetic – straight from the horse’s mouth!

  16. Gosh, a bleak future awaits us and might not be too far off the mark.

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