Horses are more intelligent that many people think. They can be mischievous too: one I used to know liked to stand on my foot, slowly, applying more and more pressure until I squirmed. I think he didn’t want to hurt me: at least I hope he didn’t.
Hats were a passion of Archie’s. He had cowboy hats, fedoras, sombreros, anything you could name in almost any colour imaginable. Hats with feathers, with jewels, made of felt, made of straw.
No-one knew what he looked like under all of them, though.
The board was skewed crazily on the table’s edge. My brother rolled a die and moved his piece, setting it down gently on one of my houses only to have it slide three spaces onto a chance space.
I glared at him. This was not in any sense fair.
Strollers are an essential part of every parent’s toolkit. Some forget to get them, though, and everything can break… Marco’s improvisation for one afternoon was a cardboard box on a skateboard.
His wife was not amused by his creativity.