Antique motor cars--Al Forbes

Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

Here we all are at a virtual antique auto show. Our hostess is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Al Forbes. Thank, Al.

To read the other stories by the group, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


Β Old Clopper, or Clop for short, had been owned by the Rigleys for years. He’d grown up with the children.

His main job was pulling the family buggy, but he also helped old Blinker the plow horse.

Sometimes the children rode him bareback for fun. He had a good life.

“Yes sir,” Pa often said, “I don’t trust these newfangled automobiles. I bought a tractor but I needed that when Blinker died.”

Mr. Johnson at the next farm bought a Model T Ford, then Mr. Pitt. The next year so did Pa and old Clop was retired to the pasture.




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31 thoughts on “FAITHFUL OLD CLOPPER

  1. What a lovely story, Suzanne. Changes can’t be prevented, but old Clop, and with him the old ways, was allowed to retire comfortably and in style. What more can we ask for?


    • Thanks, Penshift. Many people love to ride. I never learned, but my parents taught it. They’d stopped riding by the time I came along. I used to drive but won’t do it in India. Traffic is crazy here. Yes, we have to progress to survive these days. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  2. LOL … I was thinking the same thing that Sandra wrote – “Clop has a grat name”.
    Modern times are can be frightening. Thinsg are changing very quickly now-a-days.
    I wonder if Pa would have been able to keep up. I know I baely can.
    Great story, Suzanne. I liked old Clop a lot. I’m glad he was able to retire.
    Isadora 😎


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