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The Riding Of A Hospital Trolley



The Riding Of A Hospital Trolley

It was a horse but not as you'd know it.


Dive into my short story, a true story about a time I would do anything for attention. Although what is fact and what is fiction I let you be the judge…


I was promised a stallion, large, white and decorated like a Celtic Christmas tree and I pictured me, on that horse, with a war cry to silence a town.


Nobody mentioned anything about paper mache…


The theme was Celtic hero's and I was chosen to play Boudicca. I had been promised a lot -except for a costume and a fee and was looking forward to the big adventure.


After all, I was the main attraction.


My pal says "I would do anything for attention," she says, that I'm "so driven for an audience that I would sell not only my soul but my best friend, my matching mugs and the secret recipe for long life, lighter than air, mayonnaise."


Of course, I disagreed with her, I have no idea how to make mayonnaise.


I stood outside the community center as 'it' rolled up the car park. I heard the squeak of the hospital trolley before I saw it and my heart began to pound. A giant, paper mache, shire horse appeared from around the corner, supposedly rooted to a hospital trolley despite its mid-trot pose; and before I had time to ditch my tartan and run, I was up a fireman's ladder astride a horse so wide it required a yoga position to balance.


With my pelvis locked into some sort of childbirth position that made even coughing uncomfortably, I looked about for escape.