Students in Professor Scott’s EN-111 College Writing Class were asked to write about making friends with a magical horse in the subway. Below are some original works!
The Strict Horse
By Desteny Flores
I was walking home from work. While I approached the subway, a magical horse came along and started talking to me. The horse started asking me questions. When I told him I was going home from work, the horse thought it was too late for me to be travelling alone. So I told him to take me home. Since the horse was magical, he told me to close my eyes and count to three. I opened my eyes and I was home. Not only was I home the horse blessed my account with millions of dollars so I would never have to work again.
Proof of Magic
By Steven Brown
On my way to school I encountered something that wouldn’t be seen in reality. I was heading to the restroom in the subway and when I entered the restroom I saw a magical horse. At first I was in awe and disbelief, but it was real. I pulled out my phone and started recording the mythical creature just standing there. I went to approach the horse, and it suddenly backed away in fear. After five to ten minutes of trying to make contact with the horse, I decided to just back away and head to the train to go to school. Informing my friends about this encounter, they didn’t believe me or the video I showed them.
By Fatimah Hayes
I live in a city, but not just any city, New York City. The city where there’s no such thing as weird and no day is ever normal. Every day I wake up for work and catch the subway, but, on this particular Wednesday, I happened to meet a very special friend named Trudy. Trudy and I had a very interesting conversation but things quickly took a very strange turn when I looked beside me and realized my new friend was a horse. Despite Trudy’s condition, she was very understanding, and I was able to talk to her about my daily issues. Although she was a horse, she was a better listener than any of my human friends. As I went on with explaining my problems to her, she informed me that she could take all my pain away and I could live freely, just like her. What she was saying to me sounded amazing because all of my problems would then vanish. After a long time of thinking, I allowed her to erase my problems. Trudy began to repeat different words out loud, which definitely confused me but I went along with it. After she was done, I didn’t feel anything different about me. It was only when I got to work and ten minutes after speaking to a customer that I turned into a horse. I never realized she would change me into her, but I would have to agree I now live more freely.