GENRE: MG Adventure
Anna threw open the barn door, smiling at her horse. She smelled Fancy's hay-fresh breath as they began their usual early morning mission to outstare each other. Anna jabbed her boots in the dirt, determined to win. Fancy toughened her stance, and swished her tail. Her stare pierced through her black mane that hung down to her eyelashes. When Anna thought she'd finally won, her eleven year old brother walked in, with his hands stuffed in his back pockets.
"I was trying to win my stare-off, until you disturbed me." Anna giggled so hard that she was forced to look away. "You win Fancy! I have to get to work."
She pushed the wheelbarrow into a stall and started mucking. "I gotta get my chores done, before Claire gets here." Anna said, as she picked up a fork full of poop.
"Wouldn't you rather be talking to Claire?" Ian pointed toward the door.
Claire walked in and said, "Is that all you do? You were mucking stalls the day I left. Mucking and crying, remember?"
"Claire!" Anna raced over and gave her best friend a big hug. The two started talking and laughing together. "I've missed you so much!"
Ian smiled at Anna and grabbed the rake from her hands, pushing her out the stall door. "I'll finish, go on."
"Thanks, I owe you one." Anna took Claire into the tack room to look at the saddlebags. "They've been packed for two days."