|Copyright Douglas M. MacIlroy|
Chalk knew he was too small and, with a bad hoof, simply unable to help with the daily tasks the other animals performed so readily. And so, he’d not even bothered to resist when the farmer’s son, Jack, led him off to market.
The curious man Jack took him to had proved to have no money to offer but, instead, a small bag of supposedly-magical beans. After much deliberation a deal was struck.
This story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction photo prompt.