The Bay Filly wins Prairie Fire's Creative Nonfiction Contest

Jul. 7 2020
Donna Besel

Congratulations to TWUC member Donna Besel for winning first place in Prairie Fire Magazine’s annual creative nonfiction contest. “The Bay Filly” will appear in their upcoming summer issue. Her story tells about a trip to Minnesota to pick up her first horse, when she was twelve. The journey included veterinary mix-ups, border crossing confusion, a truck breakdown, and the discovery that her new filly is seriously injured. The above photo, taken by Malak Karsh, shows Donna Besel diving off the horse, four years later.