When Darkness Sets In - Part 7
 By Madeirey   •   29th Aug 2012   •   1,991 views   •   2 comments
When Darkness Sets In

Days past with hardly ever a sound coming from my mouth. There wasn’t another name for it, I was depressed. I heard things from my parents at times, whispering about me behind my back; slowly killing my will and spirit. I told myself I would call Sue and Kailee today but part of me resisted. What would I tell them? That I was ok and everything would be back to normal soon? How much did they even know? I reached for my phone on my bedside table with trembling fingers. Four, the number for Kailee. I held it down and let the ringing from the speaker infuse my head. Please don’t pick up, I thought desperately but sure enough, a light voice came on the other end after the first couple of rings.

“Hello?” Kaliee questioned into the phone.

“Hi, Kailee. It’s Anna,” I said, trying to keep my voice even and unemotional, quite contrary to what I was feeling.

“Oh my gosh! Anna!” Kailee replied with a shocked voice. “You will not believe how good it is to hear your voice again, missy. Do you know how crazy you have made me and Sue? Not to mention we can get hardly anything out of John. I swear, he’s a brick wall...” her voice bubbled up with excitement and trailed on about how I needed to talk some sense into John about answering questions with full details. I felt relieved, Kailee was her usual self, always looking to the bright side of things and making jokes where she could.

“Kailee,” I interjected, cutting across her rant, “you know what happened to me right?” I asked her quietly.

“All I care about is that you are alive, Anna,” she told me, surprising me with her seriousness. I felt myself start to tear up again, she didn’t know how much that meant to me, how scared I was.

“Thank you,” I whispered though my tears.

“Anna! It will be ok. You had better know that you have me and Sue to get you though this. Not to mention John. You’ll be riding that spiffy horse of yours in no time at all,” she told me firmly.

Her hope inspired me as I wiped away my tears. She was right, how could I think that they would leave me?

I heard footsteps coming up the stairs. “I gotta go, I’ll call you back soon,” I said quickly and hung up. My parents came in my room and sat down next to me on my bed.

“We have decided to let you start going to the barn,” my mom began. I didn’t wait, I threw my arms around her and squeezed hard. I have been waiting for those words for days. Finally! I could get on with my life.

“But,” she continued, “if it doesn’t work out you have to agree to sell Midnight.”

I was shocked; I let go of her and bowed my head at where my hands were, thinking. With all my friends there to support me, how could I fail?

“Deal,” I said firmly, and so the journey began.
Double Spur Ranch  
lovely keep it going!!!
  53 days ago  •  1,847 views
Sapphire Flames  
yes!!!!!!! I've been waiting forever it seems for
  50 days ago  •  1,565 views
 More News by Madeirey
Making A Plan For Your Equestrian Dream
24th Mar 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
What is your plan and goals in regards to your horse riding? Do you just plan on having a few lessons each week for fun, or plan on progressing into an equestrian sport with more extensive training. If you don't have a plan, you c ...
Equine Photography Tips and Tricks
11th Jan 2013   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
Ah, my life, my hobby, and my dream. Photography. Some of you may understand my passion for it and others may not, but either way I am going to tell you some of the little tricks up my sleeve to get high-quality, clear, and beauti ...
When Darkness Sets In - Part 10 - The End
16th Sep 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
“How does she look?” I asked John excitedly from the fence line of the riding ring at Red Oaks. “They look fantastic,” he replied happily and put a arm on my shoulder. “You sure did good, Anna,” he told me. “Thanks,” I la ...
When Darkness Sets In - Part 9
12th Sep 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
“My mom left, so I’m afraid you’re stuck with me and we are going to talk whether you like it or not,” I snapped at her. So many weeks of irritation and anger was spilling out of me in a flood, she was not going to turn her back o ...
When Darkness Sets In - Part 8
5th Sep 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
“Turn!” the voice of Sue called across the arena. But I had forgotten which way and was to slow to turn. Midnight came to a sliding halt at the fence and I fell to the ground in front of him, not for the first time. I curled up in ...
When Darkness Sets In - Part 6
22nd Aug 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
Next thing I knew I was back on my bed. My head throbbed with a hundred needles as blood pulsed faster into my now active brain. I sat up and rubbed my temples gently, How did I end up here? I wondered. Felt around my bed, no one ...
When Darkness Sets In - Part 5
14th Aug 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
This was it, the turn just up here. The turning of the car was agonizingly slow as John turned into the driveway of the stable. I quickly unbuckled and went to edge of my seat. The sight never came though. The large, natural color ...
When Darkness Sets In - Part 4
8th Aug 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Madeirey
Back in my room I swayed with dizziness and unbalance. I didn’t know where anything was anymore. I tried to bring everything to minds eye and stepped forward a couple of steps. I tripped over something on the floor and fell to the ...
  View All News by Madeirey
©2002 - 2020   PonyBox LLC Create Account Advertise Terms Privacy Contact Us
158 Members Online 269,321 Registered Members 2,785 News Articles 11,842,832 Unique News Article Views 282,354,786 Website Views