Final request

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Final request

Post by pondspider » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:41 am

Unseen in the cool grey light of dawn, he lingers at the water’s edge by the quayside, observing the busy market. Familiar voices and shouts of the fish sellers, wives and daughters of the fishermen.

His love is there, young and full of life, but sad this day. In youth they had pledged their hearts. They were to have married next spring when the village bloomed again. A joyful time it would have been.

The seal, through whose eyes he sees it all, is impatient and tetchy. His final wish granted, he returns to the depths, his watery resting place.

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Re: Final request

Post by Caustic Reverie » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:10 am

Nicely done.

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Re: Final request

Post by unseentangerine » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:42 am

this one hits home for me
Many on the forum have asked me, so here's my answer: a spoonful of lighter fluid. And you'll need to wash it out really well when you're done.

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Re: Final request

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:17 pm

"And tell me grey seal, how does it feel to be so wise?
To see through eyes that only see what's real.
Tell me grey seal."
Elton John & Bernie Taupin
"Never fuck with The Culture"
Sublime In Peace Iain M. Banks.

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Re: Final request

Post by pondspider » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:28 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:"And tell me grey seal, how does it feel to be so wise?
To see through eyes that only see what's real.
Tell me grey seal."
Elton John & Bernie Taupin
It seems to me, we live our lives like a candle sitting on a roof, kicking off the moss. A few of the verses... well they got me quite cross. :roll:

I was vaguely aware, from tales heard when I was young, that there's a a long history of seal-to-human contact mythology. I hadn't looked into it, but a quick search found this Wikipedia entry (hooda thunk?)

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Re: Final request

Post by AbbawithanI » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:19 pm

Oooh, got a neat Selkie vibe from this. I dig.

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Re: Final request

Post by pondspider » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:54 pm

AbbawithanI wrote:Oooh, got a neat Selkie vibe from this. I dig.
Is it legal to get vibes nowadays? :roll:

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Re: Final request

Post by PB&Jellyphish320 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:08 am

Ah Silkey. Sad and kinda romantic. A nice near change of pace.
~ What's that in the mirror, or the corner of your eyes. What's those footsteps following but never passing by . . .

~ The Doctor

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