Sunday Strange microfiction prompt 5th March 2017

Thanks Jane.
A beautiful painting, peaceful and serene with some oddities.

sunday-strange-5th-marchFor information, the painting is by Hans Thoma and is dated 1914.

Here’s my take which I’ve entitled :


The strains of the harp could be heard in all corners of the land, its hypnotic lullaby calling them to prayer.
Handmaidens raised their bowls of holy water to the skies, offering their service and loyalty to the Gods on high, hoping one day to be chosen as the Celestial Musician with the gift of Life. Others gathered in small groups to witness each miracle as it occurred.

No-one grew old here, each life recycled when it reached a certain age, though this was not written and no-one knew exactly what that age was. Children were unnecessary to their way of life, and those whose time was upon them simply recognised the harmonious chords knowing it was their time to follow the music to their destiny.

The elderly couple approached this Earth Angel as her fingers graced the golden strings of her magical instrument, offering Spring’s first flower in return for a special wish.
As the gentle melody washed over the couple and their beloved pet which had filled the inexplicable void of a son they never had, the years melted away and they were once again children.
However, for their pet, each year had been magnified and it had reverted to its ancestors.
Time would tell whether a similar wish would ever be granted, leading perhaps unwittingly to a time when the Dinosaurs would inherit the Earth.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Sunday Strange microfiction prompt 5th March 2017

  1. A very strange story in response to a very strange painting. That dinosaur is going to take some very imaginative explanations. I like your theory of the family pet, but I’m left wondering why they didn’t get a dog or a cat.

  2. Michael says:

    A most interesting response Di, enjoyed where you took me..

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