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A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:53 pm
by unreliable narrator
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.

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:22 pm
by PB&Jellyphish320
Creepy and romantic. I like this.

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:28 pm
by unreliable narrator
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!

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:59 pm
by strawman
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.

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:20 pm
by pondspider
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.

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:27 pm
by unreliable narrator
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:

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:30 pm
by unreliable narrator
pondspider wrote:
P.S. I had to look up "kelpie".
Sorry, sometimes I just assume everyone else is Scottish too... :lol:

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:58 pm
by pondspider
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 :)

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:05 pm
by strawman
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).

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:31 pm
by unreliable narrator
:lol:

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:14 am
by plasticastle
Monster + Love story = Automatic thumbs up from me
nice.

Re: A Kelpie's Tale

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:34 pm
by AbbawithanI
Always love a kelpie tale :)