To understand this post, you have to understand that in elementary school, I was very much a horse girl.
At one point, I actually had invented this entire universe of fictional characters that happened to be multicolored horses (no, not My Little Pony. It was called Horsiland) I set up an entire city made out of old cardboard boxes in my basement to house my dozens of horse figurines and My Little Ponies, I brainstormed entire story plots with my friend at recess… and I wrote spoof newspaper articles.
The capital city of Horsiland is called Neighcity (yes, I know, so creative), and it has an online newspaper site called Neighcity News.
I believe I wrote all of these in December 2014, so this was when I had just turned 10.
The first headline is:
The NeighCity News: Young Stallion Becomes President After Consuming Toxic Grass
Oh man, that doesn’t sound great…
Some backstory: the DarkHorse is one of the main villains in the whole Horsiland thing. She lives in a sinister lair that everyone knows the location of but is just content to let her stay there being nefarious, and she wants to bring destruction to Horsiland for unspecified reasons which are explained in one of the novels I wrote…
Oof, we’ve got some political scandal going on here in Horsiland. I vividly remember thinking I was so clever for writing a comment section and everything. And I loved giving all the horses palindrome names. For some reason. I think I had just learned what a palindrome was.
Let’s move on to the next article…
The Neighcity News: Genius Mares Create Rolling Machine
A….. “Karr”…… I’m going to have to step out for a minute.
This is peak comedy.
My favorite part about writing these was coming up with the names. This actually brought back a lot of memories.
That’s all I’m going to react to today, but I have two more of these articles I can use for a Part 2 as well as a bunch of full ~novels~ about these characters. What was your favorite animal as a kid? Did you like to write?
I’ve previously reacted to some of my other old writing:
Reacting to my Old Writing Part 2 (Hurricane Julia continued)
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