Tinkerbell and the Cowboy

He hopped off the horse like a Hollywood cowboy, all lanky denim, sinew and dust. He shot me a look and I noticed his eyes right away, the coolest blue, fringed by long dark lashes and framed by a sprinkling of freckles. He ran his fingers through his black hair, sweeping it backwards. His smile was lopsided, it kind of loped like his walk, and exposed strong white teeth, made all the whiter by his sun bronzed skin. He made his way down the platform, and I took in the snakeskin boots. HOT HOT HOT. I’m a snakeskin kind of girl.

He said ‘what brings you to my neck of the woods Tinkerbell?’ And I laughed out loud, cheeky too, I liked it. I said ‘I feel like Pink in an Elvis movie’ and his eyes flashed in response. I secretly looked for the conga band hidden in the bushes and waited for him to serenade me with song.

I said ‘hey Cowboy which one’s my horse?’ and he pointed toward the big black stallion, I was impressed. I was wearing my green tutu with purple stripy tights, a black waist coat and red ankle boots and this horse offset my outfit perfectly. He flashed me a grin as he passed me the white Stetson. This guy had his finger on the pulse.

He said ‘do you think you can manage him?’ and threw me a challenging look. I stared right at him and answered ‘eat shit and die Cowboy’. He grabbed a black Stetson and swung aboard the big white stallion next to mine. My heart was thumping as I straddled my horse.

With autumn the world around us was transformed into a blaze of brilliant colour. The carousel was huge, with life size horses and rolling western scenes, it was spectacular. The music started and it was Guns and Roses Sweet Child of Mine, just perfect and we rode off into the sunset side by side.

© wildwomenlove stories
07.01.10

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I am loving the writing exercises on Red Bubble.

like a hollywood cowboy…

Pick up the first book or magazine in sight and write down the first sentence you see.
With autumn the world around us was transformed into a blaze of brilliant colour.
Use that sentence in a story starting with…
He hopped off the horse like a Hollywood cowboy…

Hi there
I write poetry and stories, paint, take photos and make films…I’m learning singing, electric guitar and am at art school…
art is my heart song…wanna sing it with me ?

big love
Sharon
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Comments

  • pix83
    pix83almost 5 years ago

    Perfect soundtrack to the scene!

  • thanks Pix yeah I love that song…x

    – wildwomenlove

  • Kirstine Dieckmann
    Kirstine Dieck...almost 5 years ago

    I was going to mention the soundtrack too. Brilliant choice!
    And very good story :D
    You kept me wondering what would happen, and your characters sparkled!

  • thanks Kirstine, I’m so glad you like my characters. I’ve just started doing the writing exercises, I’ve done about 9 so far this week, and I’m enjoying them. I havent’ done anything like them before, and I’m new to short stories, I usually write poetry. I’m meeting all these new characters and I like them. if you’re interested I’ve been loading posting them in the Red Writing room this week, I’d be glad for the feedback. I’ve been reading yours there too as I go along, and I’ve been enjoying them. thanks for dropping by x

    – wildwomenlove

  • Cathal .
    Cathal .almost 5 years ago

    brilliant stuff, the poor black stallion, can’t help but feel sorry for him carrying a green tutu with purple legs! :)

  • he loved it, it made him run faster !!! thanks for reading Cathal, it’s so nice to have the feedback, I appreciate it. x

    – wildwomenlove

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 5 years ago

    This is awesome..that ending I was not expecting..riding side by side on a carousel..that is funny and good …love how you built the piece and the ending was a nice one..a def. fave.

  • woohoo how exciting. this one I’m feeling a character develop, who I want to explore. thanks for reading x

    – wildwomenlove

  • Soaps
    Soapsalmost 5 years ago

    You are my hero, Tinkerbell. I loved this and am so jealous I aint with that hottie on the carousel, sounds just like my type. Way to go!! You are so good at this stuff. Keep em coming!

  • thanks Soaps, he is hot isn’t he !? and I’ve got the tutu and tights if you want to borrow them…I thought you’d like this one, glad you found it. big love x

    – wildwomenlove

  • Fuego1
    Fuego1almost 5 years ago

    This was a hot write. Flippedit onto its side Wildwomenlove! (didn’t see the carousel coming.)

  • thanks Pajaro, I love that you think it a hot write my friend, thanks so much for dropping by x

    – wildwomenlove

  • bellmusker
    bellmuskerover 4 years ago

    I’m a snakeskin kind of girl.
    Me too babe, me too….love the delicious colour and warmth in this! And I can never, never resist a cowboy with freckles. Fabulous work.

  • Hi Bell so nice to see you :-) fabulous work ! woohoo how wonderful is that!!! yeah I loved these two, they rocked…and totally, I’m so into snakeskin and freckles…they’re kinda similar doncha think? how you doing? I hope your OK, I’ve still got the tuna if you need, and some chai…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • MatthewM
    MatthewMover 4 years ago

    MIDNIGHT RAMBLER
    Some great lines amongst a great piece.
    Well done!

  • wow Matthew, this is my first feature in Midnight Rambler, thanks heaps, I really appreciate it…x

    – wildwomenlove

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 4 years ago

  • hey Rikki, thanks so much for the feature sunshine…I’m so glad you like this one…I do too…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • hollypaino
    hollypainoover 4 years ago

    Carousels, snakeskin, and Stetsons. Yup…love it much! xx

  • hey Holly, how ya been ? makes me happy you found this one…it’s a fave of mine too…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

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