Xan

Ryder

United States

Hi, I'm 16.
I love to hunt,
fish, hike,
ride bicycles, walk at night,
bake and eat baked goods,
read, and best of all write.
Female. Homeschooled. Christian.
I love horses, and LOTR.

Message from Writer

Horses
Hunting
Wild
MUSIC
Believer
Christen
Dreamer
Photographer
LOTR fan
Food is my friend

Published Work

Tiny Love Story

Confused

'Are you okay?' My last words to him echoed in my head. 'Im fine.' was his reply.
I had known he wasn't, but did I do anything about it?
No. I let him die.
He said 'I'm going to go after them, wait here.'  
I said nothing and watched him go. I could see the blood, but I didn't stop him. I wanted him to die then. I hated him. 
Then I was told he was in the hospital. I felt crushed, like a paper airplane in the hands of a toddler.
I went to see him. 
He looked up at my and smiled. He said, 'I'm fine.'
Five minuets later the doctor said God would take good care of him.
Why did I hate him so much? Was It because he loved me, and I him? That doesn't make sense............I don't understand......................... 

This I Believe

Message from God

I believe in miracles
Ones sent from above
God has sent his blessings
And showed his holy love

I once dreamt
A flower before me grew
And blossomed
Then I knew

My prayers had been answered
Me, my siblings,my dad and my mom,
Would move to the country
And have a farm

Three years later it happened
Our land-lord sold the house
We moved to the country
And I praised God with all my heart
I believe in miracles!
 

Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Fairy Tale

Unicorn
Pulling a carriage
Beautiful princess
Riding inside
Perfect gown
Glowing crown
Her polar bear
Lies down
At her feet


 

Dragons #fire

Eyes black
Scales bloody red
Dragons coming
Watch out or be dead

Leave your gold
In the street
Go into the cellar
Quickly retreat

Let them take
Your wealth away
Or they'll take
Your life away

Their fire is strong
Hottest existing 
Comes out of their throat
Swirling and twisting

Give up your wealth or burn
  
 

The first page of WTW

Ya know, its kinda sad looking at the very first pages of this site.............It makes you wonder if any of them became a published author? were they happy? are they still alive? I find it depressing to look through the old stuff........Did they get anough feedback? will anyone see it if I like/comment now? will they care?

This is the very first published piece:
                                                                       Wounded Dreams by Kyle Lussier

Living People

Joe Kent

  • What is something about your character that no one knows?
He can play the piano, his first name is really Jody, and a bunch of bad guys are after him for information he stole 
  • What is his/her favorite time of day?
Night  
  • Who is his/her closest confidant?
His new friend Kate, before that, no one
  • What is something s/he collects?
He doesn't collect anything
  • What was his/her last nightmare about?
He was walking on the road at night(as normal) when a car came speeding down the road towards him. Suddenly Kate was standing in front of him. She was smiling at him. He tried to tell her to move but she didn't hear him. He couldn't move, then it was too late. There was blood every where.  
  • What is the first thing he/she thinks about when she wakes up in the morning?
Hope it won't rain today.
  • What is something that fascinates him/her?
Piano music
  • What is something that embarasses him/her?
  • ...

If I was only............just a little bit.

S miles not
T ears.
R ise not fall.
O pen up.
N ever
G ive up.
E nough procrastinating
R emember.

Living People

Joe Kent

  • What is something about your character that no one knows?
He can play the piano, his first name is really Jody, and a bunch of bad guys are after him for information he stole 
  • What is his/her favorite time of day?
Night  
  • Who is his/her closest confidant?
His new friend Kate, before that, no one
  • What is something s/he collects?
He doesn't collect anything
  • What was his/her last nightmare about?
He was walking on the road at night(as normal) when a car came speeding down the road towards him. Suddenly Kate was standing in front of him. She was smiling at him. He tried to tell her to move but she didn't hear him. He couldn't move, then it was too late. There was blood every where.  
  • What is the first thing he/she thinks about when she wakes up in the morning?
Hope it won't rain today.
  • What is something that fascinates him/her?
Piano music
  • What is something that embarasses him/her?
  • ...

2019

2019 WELCOME!

1 gallon of hope

1 1/2 cup trust

2 cups love

1 pinch of seriousness 

A truck load of laughter 


 

RAINBOW

R uning
A round
I n
N othing
B ut
O pulent
W onder

2019

2019 WELCOME!

1 gallon of hope

1 1/2 cup trust

2 cups love

1 pinch of seriousness 

A truck load of laughter 

 

Mixtape

My life in twelve songs (edit)

Hold on forever - Rob Thomas

Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, and Nash

all my love - Led Zeppelin

Someday - Rob Thomas
    'Maybe some day we'll figure all this out'

Pieces - Rob Thomas
    'Hold on to me, your all I have, all I have'

He calls home - Candlebox

The Ocean - Led Zeppelin 

renegade - styx

The joker - steeve miller band

cracked rear view - Hutie and the blowfish

ridders on the storm - the doors

One headlight - the wallflowers

MAGIC


arvelous
A wesome
G rand
I nconceivable
are-free

WINNERS!

Okay......................first place: You Were in My Past, and Are in My Future - by Jessica Noelle

                                 second: See you then - by Christy Wisdom 

                                    third: Bethany - by AbigailSauble

Sorry this took so long, I had trouble picking, but I feel this what God wanted me to pick.

            Honorable mention:

                                Kitty Cheshire  -keep up your good work!

Dark Voice Part #3


 “We’d both be dead if I wasn’t.”Gavynn stated.

    Jill didn’t return his smile. She just stared. she couldn’t tell which she should

be more: Scared or thrilled.

    But everyone says you your kind had left, across the Titchen sea.”she aid at

last. Gavynn looked as if she had just slapped him. She thought sure he was going to

cry.

    “They left me.” his voice was choked with tears. “I was late for the spell

casting. They were gone when I reached the beach.” His gaze had dropped to the

floor. Jill decided not to mention that if anyone else found out he was a skin-changer

he would be immediately killed.


        Jill didn’t sleep much that night. she couldn’t trust Gavynn. She had

heard too many stories about skin-changers being evil and in league with the

dragons. When it was just light enough to see, she went to the entrance of the cave.

She looked back...

#silentnight

Silent nights aren't always quiet. 

What foods don't I like?

If you can come up with five foods I don't like you will receive comments on three pieces of my choice :}

        Leave your menu in the comments! Be creative and have fun!   
☕️

Mixtape

My life in twelve songs (edit)

Save the last dance for me - the Drifters
    This brings back some good memories. He asked me to dance with him twice.

Hold on forever - Rob Thomas

Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Heard it in a love song - Marshall Tucker band

Do I ever cross your mind - Linda Rodstat, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris
    Sometimes I wonder if he remembers me. 

No quarter - Led Zeppelin

Someday - Rob Thomas
    'Maybe some day we'll figure all this out'

Back woods boy - Josh Turner
    My life.

Pieces - Rob Thomas

He calls home - Candlebox

Doo Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann

The Ocean - Led Zeppelin 


 

Dark Voice Part #2


    “Wake up!” Gavynn whispered urgently to the girl. What was she thinking, running out there like that? Is she daft? Oh, well. I guess I would have done the same thing, he thought to himself. “Please wake up.” She stirred a little, but still did not wake. “I guess you hit your head pretty hard. I’ll make a small fire.” He began to move silently around the cave, gathering sticks, leaves, and bits of who knows what. He blew a fire, which is one of his gifts, onto the debris, and they began to crackle. Leaning on the wall of the cave he found himself to be tried, and he began to drift off to sleep.



        *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *



    Jills eyes flew open. Were was she? Sitting up very slowly she saw the red coals of a dying fire. Her head ached. How did she survive that drop? She should be...

Dark Voice


    It was late in the night when Jill woke to the alarm bells signaling another dragon attack.  She quickly dressed and joined the crowd of women and children in the passage to the safety cavern, deep below the castle. She was used to the dragon attacks, they used to happen once or twice every few months, but now they happened three or four times a month. They had sent messengers to the king for help, but not one had ever made it as far as they could tell. Her uncle left two weeks ago, and she was sure she would never see him again, the dragons were getting to strong. Her mother died when she was to little to even remember her, and her father died when she was eleven. She didn’t miss him though, he wasn’t a good father and she barely even knew him. She was now fifteen and lived with her aunt, cousin, and...

Writing Competition!

    Pretend to write a letter to God.

Title it-  (: yourtitle :) #DearGod

Ask him some questions, tell him some of your ideas, or whatever you want!
(please keep them as realistic as posable)

I will pick the the most complete and meaningful letters.

    First place: Three reviews on pieces of your choice

    Second place: Two reviews on pieces of your choice

    Third place: One review on the piece of your choice

Leave questions and titles in the comments!

Coffee Friday

    I woke to my alarm at 2:30 a.m. and jumped out of bed. It was Coffee Friday and I had to get to the library before everyone else. Just think, free coffee all day and books. A dream come true. I had missed it the last five years because of work, but I got today off because I had a slight cold yesterday.
    

    3:02. Oh well, it's already packed. Hopefully I won't have to wait for them to fill the coffee machines again.

    3:23. That was ridiculous! There was lady in an oversized pink dress standing in front of me, and she kept letting other people go in front of her. 

    3:27. I finally get to sit down with a book and cup of coffee. Maybe the rush will die down in a little while. I become engrossed in my book.

    3:35. The library becomes silent. I look up...

What is nothing?

No color
Obscure 
T
houghtless
Humid 
Illuminated
Nothing
Gloaming 

#streetkids

I went to see
My sweetheart lovely,
At her house in London 

When I got there
She was sitting in a chair,
Having tea with a gentleman

He leaned across the table 
As far as he was able,
And asked if she would marry

She of course agreed
As long as he would not wear his tweed, 
And the wedding date was made

I slowly walked away
No one could cheer me that day,
My  heart was very broken

I dropped the flowers on the street
My sweetheart never again would I meet,
Now I walk the streets at night 

 

YELLOW

You have
Ended my
Life,
Left me broken heart
Only  
With one meeting

Hidden Sky #oneblue

    Under the cover of night is the blue sky; there's no need to be afraid of the dark.

AND THE WINNER IS..........................

'PLOT ANYONE?'    
Okay, this was a tough call. I love every one of them, so.........
        I picked the one that I think can do the most with.
 

                                            stripedfly1001

A person walks down the street and is lost. They approach a person clad entirely in black and ask for directions. The person in black stares at them in shock, and then says "You can see me?"

    This one just really spoke to me. I will get it written as fast as I can, might be a week..........I hope not!
    Here are the words I will use:
                                                  
infallible
                                                  quixotic
                                                  terra
                                                  heist
                                                  limitations
                                                  zeitgeist
                                                  umbra
                                                  preposterous
                                                  pulchritude
                                                  dispersed
                                                  roomba
                                                  sandwiches
                                                  oblique
                                                  manifest
                                                  paralyzed
                                                  distorted
                                                  treachery

    Honorable mentions: 
                                        Silver Pen

Some random teen gets kidnapped. He is given a puzzle to complete in a certain amount of time, or his family will be...

rosemarywidom's #spicephilosopherQ&A

1. Do you have a favorite line from a movie/TV show/book? Why? 
        I don't think I have a favorite :}
 
2. Describe your ideal outfit. 
         blue jeans, black tank-top, long-sleeved button-down dress shirt (light color, and unbuttoned),
                black high heel boots

3. If you could dye your hair any color, what would it be? Or would you choose to not dye it?
         I wouldn't dye my hair.
 
  • 4. What's one fandom you can theorize over for hours? (So if someone asked you "What's (insert fandom here)?", you'd go all out and explain every single detail until the person in question is well versed in it.)
        
5. Do you believe in horoscopes or not? Why?
        No I don't because God can change anything any time. 

6. What's a food you love that other people don't?
        corn-dogs. 

7. If you were a genre of movie, which one would you...

Attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey, everybody! Today is the last day of my contest! Plot anyone?
Winners will be announced tomorrow, there is still time to enter! :} 

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! When are the going to announce the winners?

I am very excited about the novel writing competition, even if I don't win. Is anyone else just a little nervous????? :) 

The adventures of Tammy


    My name is Tammy. I live in Lewis county, Kentucky. Im a siamese cat. My favorite pass times are, being pet by my person, going on long walks in the park, and tormenting the neighbor’s chihuahua. My person’s name is Sarah Watts. Every day she leaves me at the house and doesn’t come back until dinner. I always insist upon going with her, but she always goes alone. One day, however, she didn’t close the back of the metal monster, so I climbed in. Suddenly, it was dark, and the metal monster began to growl and roar at me. I felt sick. I began to claw at the entrance, but it would't open. I meowed with all I had, but the roaring continued, and still the door did not open. 

Plot anyone? (deadline)

    Oops! I forgot to mention the deadline for this is december 1st!

Plot anyone?

     Who ever supplies the best plot will get a review on a piece of their choice. In the comments leave the plot and one random word.
I will pick one plot, but all the words will appear in the story. (if you don't have a plot please just leave a word)

                                                                                    :} 
 

You

I didn't cry when you left
    But now, I do
        My heart is broken
            Because of you.
            
            You were the only one 
        Who I could tell
    My secrets and sorrows to
But now there is no more you.       

That Place On The Coast

As I strode along the coast
Just for my own delight,
I looked to my left
And there beheld a sight.
The purple mountains
Reaching for the sky,
Calling out
With the eagle’s cry.
The mist surrounding
Their tree-lined base,
Creating them
A forbidding face.
I lifted my eyes
Above the peak,
And there saw
What my soul did seek.
I saw the Lord
And his heavenly host,
From that place
That place on the coast.

Novel Writing Competition 2018

Excerpt of White Gold

    The frosted ground crunched beneath Samm Angel’s boots, and his breath added to the dense fog. He picked up his saddle and placed it on his appaloosa, Whisper, and she gave a quiet whinny. He then mounted and whistled to his dogs, which came silently running to him. He started down the trail, the fog parting before him, and closing behind. There was nothing to be heard except the footsteps of his horse and his three dogs, which trailed along beside.
      There was suddenly a shape looming ahead and Whisper stopped, unsure of what she should do. Samm’s dogs stood in front of the horse, and bared their teeth at the object, and not one of them made a sound as it leaped forward, and took Ghost by the neck and kept running and disappeared into the fog with the other two dogs on its tail.
    Samm didn’t see what it was, and not knowing...

Why I Write

Because I Can

I write to live.
I have feelings that need to be known.
I write to make dreams come true.
I write because it gives me power. 
I write cause God thinks I should.
I write because I can.

*Why?* #ICBYShortStory

Mother, Father,
How can it be true?
You say you love me,
But I can't believe you.

After all the things I've done,
The trouble I have caused,
How can you love me?

I love you so much,
You are always there,
Helping me solve problems
Combing out my hair

You give me so much,
But I give nothing in return.
How can you love me?

  
        


 


 

Part #7 of 'BROKEN'

    The doctor began to ask my questions about my mechanical arm, like 'Who made it?' 'Did it work well?' 'What happened to my arm?'. I was as evasive as posable. He was really annoying. A few minuets after he left my step-mom came. Boy, was she a piece of work.
    "Honey, sweet, are you okay? You could have been killed!" she started to tear up. Talk about tears on command! 
"What were you doing way out there anyway? You had us worried sick. I thought you said you and Jerry were going biking? well that the last time you go any where with him." She headed for the door. "Now get well soon, I have surprise for you at home." she finally left. I hated her. About half an hour later my sister came. Just the person I'd been waiting for! She sat down in the chair beside my bed. 
    "Mom painted your...

Part #7 of 'BROKEN'

    The doctor began to ask my questions about my mechanical arm, like 'Who made it?' 'Did it work well?' 'What happened to my arm?'. I was as evasive as posable. He was really annoying. A few minuets after he left my step-mom came. Boy, was she a piece of work.
    "Honey, sweat, are you okay? You could have been killed!" she started to tear up. Talk about tears on command! 
"What were you doing way out there anyway? You had us worried sick. I thought you said you and Jerry were going biking? well that the last time you go any where with him." She headed for the door. "Now get well soon, I have surprise for you at home." she finally left. I hated her. About half an hour later my sister came. Just the person I'd been waiting for! She sat down in the chair beside my bed. 
    "Mom painted your...

Part #6 of 'BROKEN'

    There was sudden, burning pain in my chest, and I coughed a few breaths. It hurt so bad, I wish I could have died, but the pain gradually subsided as my breathing became normal. Everything was black for a moment, then I opened my eyes. There was a white ceiling and white walls. Am I in heaven? I looked at the rest of the room. Definitely not. I was in a hospital. I sat up. My mechanical arm was gone, and nothing was there to replace it. The doctor came in and smiled at me.
    "And how are we feeling?" he asked. I really didn't like him. I don't know why, I just didn't.

Part #5 of 'BROKEN'

    It soon became hard to breathe, all my muscles refused to obey. I began to drift of, away from everything and I thought sure I wouldn't return.
    "Simon?" It was my sisters voice beside me. She came to late. I could feel her cool hand on my forehead, and then there was nothing. I was gone.

Part #4 of 'BROKEN'

    The suns heat beat down mercilessly. I heard soft steps behind me. A wild animal had come to end my misery. I couldn't open my eyes, this was the end. I felt hot breath on my neck, and a canine mouth took hold of my collar. It began to drag me. Why didn't it just kill me there and be done with it? In a few moments I was out of the sun. It released my shirt, then its breath was on my face. A wet tongue wiped my cheek and a dog whimpered. I opened my eye. Every thing was hazy, but I could make out Tanisha, my sisters dog.   

Part #3 of 'BROKEN'

    I don't remember much more, just lots of blood. I don't think I even felt it. The sun was now peaking over the horizon. I heard another car passing on the road above, but wait-it stopped. Maybe, oh, just maybe if I called out they would hear me.
"Help" it came out as a hoarse whisper that no one could possibly have heard. I tried to sit up but only managed to roll painfully onto my side. I heard a dog bark, then the car started and roared off into the distance. I was going to die at the bottom of this miserable cliff.

Piece #2 of 'BROKEN'

    I don't know how long I laid there, it seemed like days, but it was only hours. The needle-like pain never stopped. My mechanical arm was shattered, and I couldn't move. I heard several cars pass on the road far above me. As I lay there I began to think of how this mess started. It was two years ago when that little girl was playing on the train tracks. The train was coming, but she didn't realize, she was only like three. without hesitation I shoved her out of the way and then...........  

Piece #1 of 'BROKEN' #paperbirdcontest

   There was a distant rumbling-roaring noise. I opened my eyes. What was that sound? Where was I? It was very dark. I felt around, and found myself to be on a hard, rough surface. I sat up and my head began to pound. The sound had gotten louder, and there was suddenly a bright light. I realized  where I was and quickly rolled off the road. I didn't count on the drop. I was now on my back at the bottom of a cliff, with a needle sharp pain in my arm, and no one but God knew where I was.

Dark Voice


    It was late in the night when Jill woke to the alarm bells signaling another dragon attack.  She quickly dressed and joined the crowd of women and children in the passage to the safety cavern, deep below the castle. She was used to the dragon attacks, they used to happen once or twice every few months, but now they happened three or four times a month. They had sent messengers to the king for help, but not one had ever made it as far as they could tell. Her uncle left two weeks ago, and she was sure she would never see him again, the dragons were getting to strong. Her mother died when she was to little to even remember her, and her father died when she was eleven. She didn’t miss him though, he wasn’t a good father and she barely even knew him. She was now fifteen and lived with her aunt, cousin, and...

DEEP DOWN ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN


    Deep down in the dungeons
    In the castle of the king,
    There was a man
    And I heard him sing,

    ‘Come, come, be not afraid
    when death comes down to get you,
    Just look ahead
    and see what is in your view,

    Can you see the stairway?
    leading up and through the sky,
    Can you see Him the Lord?
    Kneel down and glorify,

    He says unto me ‘drink’
    ‘For it is free’
    And I answer ‘Lord mighty’
    ‘I am with thee.’

Memorial Day

To war to war 
The nations cry,
Let the eagle
Soar on high!

Hear the canon 
Thunder loud,
Hear the weeping
In the crowd.
 
To war to war 
The nations cry,
Let the eagle 
Soar on high!

Hear the shouting
Late in the night,
As our weary
Soldiers fight

They fight
For there homeland
The die for
Every grain of sand

God bless these soldiers
Brave and true,
God bless them 
And the red, white, and blue  

CRASH! 2

    "What did you do!" she shrieked. I knew I shouldn't have, but I wanted to do it my whole life. Now I regretted it. There was dry wall everywhere. At least my room was bigger.
    "Sorry , mom. I thought....." I didn't know what to say. That wall had been in the way for ever. 

Piece #2 of 'BROKEN'

    I don't know how long I laid there, it seemed like days, but it was only hours. The needle-like pain never stopped. My mechanical arm was shattered, and I couldn't move. I heard several cars pass on the road far above me. As I lay there I began to think of how this mess started. It was two years ago when that little girl was playing on the train tracks. The train was coming, but she didn't realize, she was only like three. without hesitation I shoved her out of the was and then...........  

State of Awe

State of Awe

    I remember ducklings (I think three) in a five gallon bucket in my grandparents kitchen. Some one was beside me, I don't remember who. They were the most adorable things I had ever seen, and oh so soft. I remember some one saying to be careful because they were just babies.

Piece #1 of 'BROKEN' #paperbirdcontest

   There was a distant rumbling-roaring noise. I opened my eyes. What was that sound? Where was I? It was very dark. I felt around, and found myself to be on a hard, rough surface. I sat up and my head began to pound. The sound had gotten louder, and there was suddenly a bright light. I realized  where I was and quickly rolled off the road. I didn't count on the drop. I was now on my back at the bottom of a cliff, with a needle sharp pain in my arm, and no one but God knew where I was.

Novel Writing Competition 2018

Excerpt of White Gold

    The frosted ground crunched beneath Samm Angel’s boots, and his breath added to the dense fog. He picked up his saddle and placed it on his appaloosa, Whisper, and she gave a quiet whinny. He then mounted and whistled to his dogs, which came silently running to him. He started down the trail, the fog parting before him, and closing behind. There was nothing to be heard except the footsteps of his horse and his three dogs, which trailed along beside.
      There was suddenly a shape looming ahead and Whisper stopped, unsure of what she should do. Samm’s dogs stood in front of the horse, and bared their teeth at the object, and not one of them made a sound as it leaped forward, and took Ghost by the neck and kept running and disappeared into the fog with the other two dogs on its tail.
    Samm didn’t see what it was, and not knowing what...

GOOD MoRNING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning! Today is the first of deer season! I'm off to the woods! Wish me luck!

Turned to Stone

CRASH!

    "What did you do!" she shrieked. I knew I shouldn't have, but I wanted to do it my whole life. Now I regretted it.

Novel Writing Competition 2018

Excerpt of White Gold

    The frosted ground crunched beneath Samm Angel’s boots, and his breath added to the dense fog. He picked up his saddle and placed it on his appaloosa, Whisper, and she gave a quiet whinny. He then mounted and whistled to his dogs, which came silently running to him. He started down the trail, the fog parting before him, and closing behind. There was nothing to be heard except the footsteps of his horse and his three dogs, which trailed along beside.
      There was suddenly a shape looming ahead and Whisper stopped, unsure of what she should do. Samm’s dogs stood in front of the horse, and bared their teeth at the object, and not one of them made a sound as it leaped forward, and took Ghost by the neck and kept running and disappeared into the fog with the other two dogs on its tail.
    Samm didn’t see what it was, and not knowing...

Novel Writing Competition 2018

Excerpt of White Gold

    The frosted ground crunched beneath Samm Angel’s boots, and his breath added to the dense fog. He picked up his saddle and placed it on his appaloosa, Whisper, and she gave a quiet whinny. He then mounted and whistled to his dogs, which came silently running to him. He started down the trail, the fog parting before him, and closing behind. There was nothing to be heard except the footsteps of his horse and his three dogs, which trailed along beside.
      There was suddenly a shape looming ahead and Whisper stopped, unsure of what she should do. Samm’s dogs stood in front of the horse, and bared their teeth at the object, and not one of them made a sound as it leaped forward, and took Ghost by the neck and kept running and disappeared into the fog with the other two dogs on its tail.
    Samm didn’t see what it was, and not knowing what...

Novel Writing Competition 2018

Excerpt of White Gold

    The frosted ground crunched beneath Samm Angel’s boots, and his breath added to the dense fog. He picked up his saddle and placed it on his appaloosa, Whisper, and she gave a quiet whinny. He then mounted and whistled to his dogs, which came silently running to him. He started down the trail, the fog parting before him, and closing behind. There was nothing to be heard except the footsteps of his horse and his three dogs, which trailed along beside.
      There was suddenly a shape looming ahead and Whisper stopped, unsure of what she should do. Samm’s dogs stood in front of the horse, and bared their teeth at the object, and not one of them made a sound as it leaped forward, and took Ghost by the neck and kept running and disappeared into the fog with the other two dogs on its tail.
    Samm didn’t see what it was, and not knowing what...

Novel Writing Competition 2018

Excerpt of White Gold

    The frosted ground crunched beneath Samm Angel’s boots, and his breath added to the dense fog. He picked up his saddle and placed it on his appaloosa, Whisper, and she gave a quiet whinny. He then mounted and whistled to his dogs, which came silently running to him. He started down the trail, the fog parting before him, and closing behind. There was nothing to be heard except the footsteps of his horse and his three dogs, which trailed along beside.
      There was suddenly a shape looming ahead and Whisper stopped, unsure of what she should do. Samm’s dogs stood in front of the horse, and bared their teeth at the object, and not one of them made a sound as it leaped forward, and took Ghost by the neck and kept running and disappeared into the fog with the other two dogs on its tail.
    Samm didn’t see what it was, and not knowing what else to...

My Favorite Quote

Risk everything, fear nothing, have no regrets.

I always try to follow this advice. Can someone tell me who said it? I can't seem to find out.
Thanks :) 

Gallop!

Swift is he
King of the pasture,
Gallop! Gallop!
Gallop to your master.

Over damp ground
His feet fly,
Canter! Canter!
Don't pass me by.

His whinny
So low and sweet,
Walk! Walk!
Good boy! Heres your treat! 

Gallop!

Swift is he
King of the pasture,
Gallop! Gallop!
Gallop to your master.

Over damp ground
His feet fly,
Canter! Canter!
Don't pass me by.

His whinny
So low and sweat,
Walk! Walk!
Good boy! Heres your treat!