July 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
One day, the horse overheard the stable master’s plan to kill him and sell his meat to a Japanese trader. Although he did not understand a single word that was said, he could sense the malicious intent. He knew he must escape the stable somehow. The next day was a national holiday; many stable workers did not show up for work. The stallion took advantage of the opportunity and made his escape. He jumped over the gate, knocked the greedy stable master down with a high kick and made a mad dash for his life.
The other stable masters quickly dispatched a group of skilled hunters to recapture the stallion. When the hunters were within distance of the horse, they fired several shots at him in an attempt to slow him down. The stallion was hit at least three times; his battered body was covered with blood. With one last burst of energy, however, the wounded horse managed to lose his chasers.
After a long journey, the stallion finally returned to the great grasslands. Exhausted, he collapsed on the greenish field. At that moment, the horse let out a joyous whinny. He was home at last.
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July 1, 2015 § Leave a comment
The stallion was later sold to a trainer, who converted him into a racehorse. What a racehorse he was! His speed was unparalleled; his endurance was unrivaled. In his first race, he crushed his opponents. In his second race, he was the runaway winner. The stallion became an overnight sensation. When it was time for the year’s biggest derby, the stallion was the oddsmakers’ favorite. Despite the low payout, people put their bets on the champion horse. It was not about money. They just wanted to support their favorite stallion.
Unfortunately, the horse’s trainer had other plans for him. He wanted his stallion to lose and will do anything to make it happen. On the night before the race, the trainer put arsenic in the horse’s feed. Minutes before the big derby, the stallion started to feel the arsenic effects. His eyes turned red and his limbs were in great pains. But the proud horse refused to abandon the race.
Halfway into the derby, the stallion was once again leading the field. His trainer was surprised by his persistence; he made a quick signal to his jockey to stop the horse at all costs. The jockey did everything he could to cease the horse’s advance. He pulled hard on the reins in an attempt to stop the horse. He whipped the horse’s head repeatedly to coerce him into submission. But nothing worked. The stallion was still moving forward, to the astonishment of the jockey. He did not win the race in the end, however, losing out in a photo finish. The stallion was once again returned to his original stable.
June 30, 2015 § Leave a comment
The stallion’s new owner was an old general, who treated the horse well. He was given abundant space to roam and the freshest grass to eat. Every time the general rode him in the grand parade, he was the envy of his peers. Amid his wonderful new life, the horse suddenly forgot his plan for revenge. More precisely, he chose to forget it.
However, the stallion’s happiness did not last long. The general fell ill one day and passed away peacefully in his sleep. The horse was returned to his original stable, where his hellish life resumed. He was once again bruised and beaten. His body received many new marks, in addition to the old ones.
June 29, 2015 § Leave a comment
Once upon a time, there was a wild horse living a carefree life. He freely roamed the vast grasslands and enjoyed Nature’s fresh gifts. But one day, the hunters came. The young stallion was captured and sold to a stable.
The stable masters did everything they could to tame the stubborn horse. They chained and starved him for days. They beat him numerous times with an iron whip. Yet, the horse refused to give in. The brutal beatings left countless marks on the stallion’s body. Each of the marks was a painful reminder of the brutality, emboldening the horse’s desire for revenge.
One day, the stallion was finally tamed to the surprise of the stable masters. They were ecstatic, because the horse can finally be sold for a profit. Little that they knew, this was a ruse in the horse’s plot for revenge. Once he will be handed to the new owner and that owner would mount him for the first time, the stallion planned to push him off the mount with a violent shake and stomp on him mercilessly with his iron-clad foot.
June 26, 2015 § Leave a comment
For a few months, it appeared as though Michelle had finally learned her lesson. She became a mother to her kids again, and her flower shop thrived. But on one fateful afternoon, Michelle abruptly left home after receiving a phone call from Jennifer. After not hearing from her for several hours, Michelle’s husband and her two kids were getting really worried. They contacted the police and stayed up late to wait for any news of her.
At around 6 AM, there was a sound at the door. Entering was Michelle. Upon seeing her, her husband did not say a word. Her tired appearance had already betrayed her. The couple would divorce a month later. The husband sold the house and gave Michelle haft of the money.
Has she finally learned her lesson? Michelle was last seen in a hospital recuperating from fatigue, resulted from countless hours gambling in the casino. Apparently, she continued to gamble long after the divorce.
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June 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
After the birthday party, Michelle suffered an acute depression. Sadly, her husband had to leave home for another business trip and thus was unable to console her. Michelle was confined to her large but empty home – lonely and depressed. Fortunately, her good friend Jennifer was once again there for her. Michelle was able to confide to her friend her deepest feelings and frustrations. To help relieve Michelle from her problems, Jennifer would again take her to the casino. Unlike the first time, Michelle felt much more comfortable this time around. The casino would eventually become her second home.
At first, Michelle actually won quite a bit of money. It would go downhill from there, however. She soon exhausted all her funds and savings. To pay her debts, Michelle was forced to mortgage both her car and the flower shop. Soon, she had to sell off her jewelries.
At first, her husband did not suspect her of having a serious gambling addiction. Over time, it would become obvious. When Michelle’s husband confronted her with regards to her gambling, she pleaded him for forgiveness and promised to stop gambling. Her husband took her at her words; he even settled all her debts.
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June 24, 2015 § Leave a comment
When Michelle’s mother-in-law celebrated her 60th birthday, she threw a huge birthday bash inviting relatives and friends to attend. Michelle was not invited to the party however. Michelle and her mother-in-law had always had a tumultuous relationship. As a matter of fact, the old lady had never publicly recognized Michelle as her daughter-in-law. But since her husband insisted she should attend the party, Michelle reluctantly agreed.
The decision turned out to be a grave mistake. Most people at the party showed an apparent aversion towards her. No one would talk to her or would even acknowledge her existence. She felt like an outsider. Meanwhile, her mother-in-law was busy introducing her son to some of her young female friends. Nothing could be more obvious.
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