OneWord is a writer's prompt that asks what you can do with one word - and 60 seconds. Today's word is "trot."
His lungs strained from the pace, an all-out run with arms flailing and legs all skittish and crazy, like his hair was on fire. His body couldn’t take the pace and he slowed to a trot, turning his head left and right to see if it was still gaining on him.
Birthdays are like that, he thought.