7 Mar 2011

Tale Of A Tail

The painting dominated the whole wall. To Tom's young eyes it spoke of dolphins and whales, splashing in waves, playing exactly the way he did with his friends in the swimming pool. He studied it carefully, admiring the graceful curves and colours on the canvas.
Then he noticed a strange sensation creeping through his body -  his arms and legs were turning into flippers and a tail! Suddenly, he was cavorting in the ocean too, a marine creature just like one of them. He raced through the water, leaped high in the air then dived down, down, down into the blue green deeps...
"Tom, Tom! Wake up, son. Breakfast is ready! "

Once again, thanks to Willow and her photoprompt, I had fun with Magpie Tales!

26 comments:

  1. I hope he makes it. Nice write.

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  2. You do see things differently, Jinksy! Like it.

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  3. Oh, what flights of fantasy painting can conjure!

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  4. Neat idea! You are really riding the "wave" so to speak ;)

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  5. Cool image and interpretation. Loved the idea of the boy getting lost in the image and allowing his imagination to take over.

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  6. I think it's happening to me!

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  7. Love what you did with reversing the colors... quite an imagination!

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  8. You did have fun! good one thanks!

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  9. Hahaha - now that's original!

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  10. Very very good!

    I really like how we get so many ideas out of one photo. Everyone interpreting it differently.

    viscous time

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  11. This is an interesting interpretation. I've never seen blue garlic before!
    Word verification was 'coven' - quite appropriate, I thought;-)

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  12. Paintings and dreams - and that hypnagogic place when we are so close to the surface, but not quite out of the sleep cycle yet. This was great!

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  13. What an imaginative twist on the Magpie tale, Jinksy, great Magpie.

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  14. Nothing beats life seen through the eyes of a child. Great take!

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  15. ohhhhh dreams can be so real!!!

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  16. I see it too - wonderful post my friend.

    (pop over to see my Header Post)

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  17. I like that you dabbled in the imaginary this week. Nicely done.

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  18. Ooohhh... LOVE your creativity here, Jinksy... amazing!! What an awesome take on the magpie! WOWW!

    Aahh...dreams.. the things we do in them.. (sigh) :)

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  19. I wonder if dolphins have their own writing? If I have to come back I've always thought being a dolphin would be my ideal, but only if they can sing ...

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  20. Once Again!
    A most clever Jinsky interpretation!!

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  21. Dear Jinksy: This would make an excellent children's story! Very well-written, colourful and adventurous.

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