Tom Wakeling

  • Tom Wakeling

My thief is a terrible rider. At no point along our journey has he not been in the process of falling off. I suspect fear is the problem.⁣ ⁣ I recall him overcoming fear as a boy, clinging tightly to my mane as he climbed onto my back, cawing at his friends below who were too scared to even try. ⁣ ⁣ Dawn breaks, but behind us I can still see the village, and the flames that engulf it. His tears land on my coat as he clings tightly to my mane, and we gallop on through the darkened landscape once more.⁣

Seed by Tom Wakeling. Image by Fergus Thomas.