The Thirteenth Fleet Blog Archive on September 29, 2009, 8:00

by Violet Inkpen, age 13

Was thirteen really an unlucky number? The little colt wondered. It seemed so. All Fleets were supposed to go down in history as the next generation of the ’spirit of freedom’ and go as what everyone thought Fleet was. Each Fleet was a direct descendant of the First Fleet and Duchess, the first born of the next Fleet and all the same color amazingly. Everyone thought it was the same horse, never dying; everyone except the herd that every Fleet in the line of Fleets led.

But the thirteenth stallion to be called Fleet was different. He had the