A Kelpie's Tale

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A Kelpie's Tale

Postby unreliable narrator » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:53 pm

She stands perplexed upon the riverbank. A dilapidated bridge, now merely scattered stones lies broken and forlorn. She drifts down the water’s-edge in search of some safe crossing-point, finding more churning currents in her way.

Then from the depths appears a figure wading toward the shore, long hair awash with cloying weeds his sombre eyes meet hers. Remaining in the eddying course and without word he turns, proffering his back. Hesitant, she approaches crossing gentle hands around his stolid neck. He carries her partway then swiftly plunges beneath the roiling swell.

In death she holds him still in her embrace.
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
HP Lovecraft

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby PB&Jellyphish320 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:22 pm

Creepy and romantic. I like this.
~ What's that in the mirror, or the corner of your eyes. What's those footsteps following but never passing by . . .

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby unreliable narrator » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:28 pm

Thanks!
I was looking at this http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and somehow came up with the that... My mind needs a good clear out!
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby strawman » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:59 pm

The Circle of Life

It's like that at the swap meet.
Everyone clears out all the stuff that they once wanted, to make room for the stuff - we'll know it when we see it - that we'll buy. At the swap meet we tell one another, "How much you want for that?" You haul it home and keep it, until you run out of space or your kids stage a hoarder intervention, and you start to plan for the swap meet.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby pondspider » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:20 pm

I like this a lot. Love/romance/ecstasy and loss/doom/death make such good partners in a story. :)

P.S. I had to look up "kelpie". Those pics you linked to are stunning.

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby unreliable narrator » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:27 pm

strawman wrote:The Circle of Life

It's like that at the swap meet.
Everyone clears out all the stuff that they once wanted, to make room for the stuff - we'll know it when we see it - that we'll buy. At the swap meet we tell one another, "How much you want for that?" You haul it home and keep it, until you run out of space or your kids stage a hoarder intervention, and you start to plan for the swap meet.


Oh my God! That's exactly what this place is!!! :wink:
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby unreliable narrator » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:30 pm

pondspider wrote:
P.S. I had to look up "kelpie".


Sorry, sometimes I just assume everyone else is Scottish too... :lol:
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby pondspider » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:58 pm

unreliable narrator wrote:
pondspider wrote:
P.S. I had to look up "kelpie".


Sorry, sometimes I just assume everyone else is Scottish too... :lol:

Apologies not required... I enjoy expanding my vocabulary, esp the weirder side :)

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby strawman » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:05 pm

unreliable narrator wrote:
pondspider wrote:
P.S. I had to look up "kelpie".



Me too, (tho Lord knows what a Scottish sheep dog has to do with this drabble).
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby unreliable narrator » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:31 pm

:lol:
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
HP Lovecraft

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby plasticastle » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:14 am

Monster + Love story = Automatic thumbs up from me
nice.
Seriously though, my drabble is up there

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Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Postby AbbawithanI » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:34 pm

Always love a kelpie tale :)


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