Six Sentence Sunday.

Wow! This week has flown by in a blur of activity on the writerly front; and here we are at SSS again.
Last week my offering disappeared because of problems with my WordPress app’. However, it’s now sorted so all is well. So, all that’s left for you to do is go HERE for a veritable plethora of Six Sentences from other authors covering everything from romance to murder, Sci-Fi and mystery.

This week, my six again are taken from my NaNo story Defying Leviticus and here, Will and Ned are out for an early morning ride. Not being the most proficient of horsemen, Will is at first unsure of himself in the saddle. But he is more than happy to suffer a little discomfort if it means spending time with his Edward.

It was a gloriously crisp autumn morning, the overnight frost still having the land in its grip where the sun had not yet reached, making the grass sparkle with frosted dew, and cobwebs draped the hedges in shimmering gossamer shrouds.

‘We’ll go at a walking pace, Will’ Edward had told him, ‘Just until you get the feel of the horse’.

They talked as they rode, the miles passing in a blur for Will; and later, basking in Edward’s approval, the walk became a trot and finally a steady canter.
By the time they had reached the out skirts of Colchester, and despite his aching buttocks and thighs, Will, grimly determined, was keeping pace with his friend with ease.

‘Well done, lad’, Edward said with a grin, ‘I see we’ll make a horseman of you yet’.

Will’s face flushed red with pleasure.


12 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday.

  1. Elin Gregory

    He’s going to be walking like a duck tomorrow :D. Lovely six.
    I’ve seen a complete novice rider go from being helped onto a horse to cantering in a couple of hours. Fit young men can do that. They don’t seem to question themselves about doing anything physical so, of course, they succeed.

  2. jessielansdel Post author

    Aww, thank you, Elin. Phew! I’m so glad you said that because I did wonder if it was really possible for Will to learn so fast. 😀
    I taught myself to ride on a brick wall with home made stirrups and reigns plus the help of School Girl annuals. 😊

  3. Virginia Kelly

    Lovely description of the frost. It’s been so long since I’ve ridden, but I can remember being sore even after just a few hours, never mind a whole day. Good job Will! Edward had better take pity on him when he can’t walk or sit. Oh … he still has to get off the horse… Poor guy!

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