The house was quiet. Gwen couldn’t hear it but she knew it. It was too early in the morning, the sun wouldn’t be up yet for a few hours. She was sure her parents and brothers were fast asleep. But the young mare herself was wide awake.
Ever since her father had told her she was going to take care of the lettuce field this year a new energy had been surging through her. Something had sparked. This would be the first time she would have such responsibility, doing what she loved most. Thinking about it she got excited and was unable to sleep, impatiently waiting for spring.
But there was another reason she was staring at her dark wooden ceiling. Worry also gnawed on the edges of her mind. She was still so insecure about herself. So many things could go wrong. She was scared, so scared to fail.
She had been lying awake thinking of asking help.
Gwen slipped out of bed. She lit the candle on her nightstand and silently made her way through the dark house. She went into the kitche