Nico | March 2, 2012 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Cover Story - March 2, 2012

Nico

First place: Children

by Nicole Knauer

She circled the cave, the whites of her eyes flashing. Rain pounded outside in the dark, and the horse knelt down on her knees. Resting her huge head on the sandy floor, she heaved and pushed until the small foot of a coal-black foal appeared. It was followed by a sloping head and straggly ears. After what seemed like forever, his long body and soft, broomstick tail emerged from his mother, and he lay next to her dazed, batting his long eyelashes and sucking in long, even breaths.

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