Picture Perfect - Boat Creature

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Picture Perfect - Boat Creature

Postby Anblick » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:06 pm

Picture Perfect Mondays have been on "summer vacation".

But now we're going to bring them back on a little more regular basis, since we've been getting a little response from them:

jillstar wrote:The Picture Perfect Writing portion of Wordtrip is used to inspire writing through the "VISUAL" of life. Look at the picture below and write whatever comes to mine... short story, Fast Fiction or novel... even a poem may be inspired from this picture.

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Here's your next picture challenge to inspire us to write. Write an opening line, paragraph or even a short story to go along with the picture. Perhaps even begin a new novel! Maybe members would like to use these as future tags... just ask the person who starts it if it's ok to use.



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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:32 pm

Hmmm...they don't look like the usual run of boat people. I'll have to think about it.

The aliens, when they came, confounded all expectations. They came, not with weapons to destroy us, not as superior beings who looked upon us as cattle. They came as typical tourists do, gawking at everything, pointing out with their long thin arms the wonders they beheld. Shining in the sun, their iridescent bodies resembled blown glass in beautiful shades of blue and purple and their appendages looped in graceful curves like the necks of exotic swans. They looked...breakable. I could only hope, as I watched them on their quixotic journey, that they had more ways to defend themselves against the insensitive clods of this world that what was immediately apparent.

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Postby LilacWine » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:02 am

Interesting take, Mlou. I just keep wondering why that costly glass sculpture is in a boat. ????
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:39 pm

It's art. I watched a show on PBS about people that hand make all these glass "thingies" and then leave them up somewhere as a piece of art work. Sometimes without permission.

Mlou, very good job. Now I can't look at the photo without thinking about your little story.
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Postby longfinkillie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:57 pm

These are so fun!!!

Ahem.

Chyron now out of business, takes up glass blowing to make ends meet. "No one pays with cash anymore." Maybe I should open a paypal account and sell these on Ebay? Even selling pomegranates to the local bimbo doesn't pay. I feel like the angel in the other thread.
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Postby Mlou » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:27 pm

Looks like the challenges hit you just right, longfinkillie...keep it up! Check out ALL the challenges...poetry, short story, etc. That should keep you out of trouble for a while. :-D
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Postby funkywriter3 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:02 am

glass
pretty but insecure
can break with one wrong turn
a boat its' handler
goes to which the wind takes it
so the life of glass
can only trust
the one at the oar
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Postby Quicksilver Wolf » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:51 am

Continuing Mlou's...


I saw them, and I was sure they saw me, though it was hard to tell with a creature having no discernable eyes. Slowly their boat drifted toward the river bank opposite me, and I saw a stupid-looking kid wander towards them, his Ipod blaring 50 Cent or whoever at full volume in his hands. He wasn't looking where he was going. If he was, he wouldn't have walked right into the reach of the grasping feelers, those terrible tendrils that twisted and rended the device assunder before depositing it in a ruined, smoldering heap on the ground.
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