What do you see # 3 – Safety


Image: Painting by Jim Warren

Jim’s story was compelling

He had me in the first sentence.

It was an adventure like no other

I loved his characters

They transported me to a world I’d not known.

There was a magical element

I felt entranced

I wanted the horses to survive

Even though the odds were against them

I rode with them

Urging them to safety.

Then the strangest thing

I saw them in my mind

Galloping towards me

Kicking huge plumes of water

They saw me as a safe place

I couldn’t put the book down

The water splashes over me,

I didn’t notice my bed

My doona was now liquid

I sensed a nuzzling at my foot

They were safe

They stood at the end of my bed

My bed was wet,

Surely, I was dreaming?


Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2019/11/11/what-do-you-see-3/

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9 Responses to What do you see # 3 – Safety

  1. Sadje says:

    Fantastic merging of dream and fantasy ! Thanks for joining in the prompt.

  2. As surreal as the given image… either that or you’d peed yourself 🙂

  3. msjadeli says:

    Where reality and fantasy merge, a perfect place to be ❤

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Just the way a good story takes you 🙂

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