The Coyotes Attack

by Kelsey Barbato

Winner of the Summer Drabble 2023 Competition: Youth Division

Before my family goes to bed, my dad checks on our horses and Ernie, our steer. My little brother will feed our dog, Rex. My mom locks the doors before bed. The ducks and chickens should be asleep by then.

Our pets meet up for a party. There is loud music and dancing going on while in the distance our horse, Blaze, hears yapping. All the animals brace themselves as the coyotes jump at them.

The two horses kick, Ernie runs at them with his horns, and the chickens peck them. The ducks both just run! The coyotes run away.

Kelsey Barbato is a 7th grader at Golding Middle School. She enjoys expressing her creativity through drawing, painting, writing, and jewelry design.

a grey coyote with bared teeth facing away from the camera and looking to the left in a grassy field