I Owe My Childhood Imagination to a Washington Police Horse

A single memory can fuel a lifetime of wonder.

Amy Colleen

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Photo by Edvin Johansson on Unsplash

I wish I could remember more of the memory that has been my fun fact at parties for the last twenty years. “I once rode a police horse on Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of the White House,” I’ll say, and then add, like a punchline, “but I was eight, and I wasn’t being arrested.” It’s a…

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Amy Colleen

I read a lot of books & sometimes I’m funny. I aspire to be a novelist, practice at humor & human interest writing, and am very fond of the Oxford comma.