May 16, 2019
Usually I only post twice a week, but this is a special occasion. Recently, Rob Goldstein and I were sending emails back and forth, basically goofing around. I sent him an image by artist Michael Whelan and and added a whimsical line. And then another, and another. Suddenly Rob said, “Let’s make this into a story.”
One of the images I showed Rob is called Integral Trees. You can see it by clicking this link to Mr. Whelan’s work. The other paintings were Rimrunner (2011) and Erosion (1999). You can search the website with those names to view them.
Rob created a special image for our story. Since it began with his character, Trina, the story is in what I call his poetic format.
Trina Woke from a Dream
Trina with Madison and moths, by Rob Goldstein
The Shadow Boy was on his way to visit while she languished above
a labyrinth of verdant shrubs.
He saw a blond child levitating outside the window of the monorail.
Shadow Boy was intrigued.
Was the blond child looking for his shadow? Could he catch it with his arrow?
The Shadow Boy examined the boy for clues.
The “boy” had pixie ears and breasts.
This wasn’t his boy.
Trina waved at the Shadow Boy and motioned for him to join her.
The boy hesitated. Trina wondered why. Perhaps because the sun was going down.
The Shadow Boy shouldn’t be afraid of the dark. Besides there’s a streetlight.
Trina looked so lovely, I wanted you to see this close up of her.
She decided it made no difference. She still had Madison, but wait, where had
Madison got to?
She was chasing a few moths drawn to streetlight.
Madison chasing moths? This was out of character.
“What’s wrong with you?” asked Trina.
“Nothing!” Madison scowled.
“You’re chasing moths.”
“They’re chasing me. Look at these holes!”
It was true; Madison was full of holes.
Please visit Rob and his post of this story. (Like many other bloggers, we are having issues with the “reblog button.”) Trina Woke from a Dream.
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