He Had Enough
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 December 2016
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Against the backdrop of a darkening sky, 14-year-old Peter watched the horses enjoying what would be their last meal. They were destined for the slaughterhouse in the morning.
Like the doomed horses, Peter felt trapped in the family farm. After his mom passed away, his stepdad treated him like an indentured slave and beat him occasionally.
On a whim, he opened the gate of the corral and freed the horses.
“P-e-t-e-r! What have you done?” He heard his stepdad yelling from the distance.
As the old man rushed towards him with a whip, Peter hit him hard with a shovel.