Don Quixote’s descent into the Cave of Montesino has been interpreted in many ways. What Cervantes did not tell the world in his famous book was the fact that DQ believed he was being pursued by a large dragon.
Sancho Panza humored him and lowered DQ through a rope into the cave so that he could escape the dragon. In the depths of the cave DQ gets trapped in Merlin’s game of awaking bewitched knights.
On being pulled out, DQ believes he was down there for 3 days while SP tells him he was down there for an hour, only. Again Cervantes played truant and did not elaborate on the discrepancy.
In fact a dragon was really following the duo in hope of a bite of SPs fat behind and had made itself invisible but DQ had sensed it. The hungry dragon, had eaten away the time on the surface and as a result had regressed to its docile babyhood.
Merlin came to know that SPs life was in danger and bewitched the dragon. Now it waits for its mother to come and save it … in the next evolutionary cycle of this planet.
Words approx. 200
Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.
I and Dom walked out of the lift at the fourth floor below the ground. Dom took in the bottled décor and a smile lit up his dour face.
D – ‘They sell Liquor here?’
I – ‘Yes’.
D – ‘An illegal bar’.
I – ‘They sell other illegal things tooo……’
D – ‘Marihuana?’
I – ‘Yes.’
D – ‘Anything else?’
I – ‘All types of tobacco and ……..’
D – ‘And?’
I – ‘Fritters, pork-chops, etc etc ….. all made in full-fat-oil’.
D – ‘God! They are really illegal’.
Words ~ 100
Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.
Dom (pronounced as Ohm with a D) is a childhood friend. He has idiosyncratic ideas that are often hilarious and occasionally baffling. To read other posts about him click on the link below.
An old man bought his grandson a little container of soap solution and a small wire loop with a plastic handle to hold it. The small boy capered around blowing in to the loop and making bubbles that flew around the little park.
Inevitably, some bubbles bumped into each other. Some produced secondary bubbles. Some were far apart; others closely packed like foam. However, all expanded initially and then burst resembling the formation of a multiverse or a meta-universe. The distance between two bubbles acted like a black hole that slowly sucked up any energy that escaped.
Photo credit ~ Flickr: photonqu antique / Creative Commons
The old man called the child and took his loop. He dipped it into the soap solution and placed a teeny-weeny particle of dust in the loop and blew it; the dust contained a bit of DNA. The bubble floated low for a second or two and burst. The boy enjoyed the new game and started imitating his grandfather.
A new bubble bust and merged in to an old bubble; the seed of life was planted in one of the universes.
The Supreme-kid loves to blow bubbles from the ether.
Words < 200
Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.
Narcissism is a human trait. The tree did not enjoy its reflection.
It pined for the view behind the reflecting-pane. It pined for the man who climbed it as a boy. It pined for the lad who had told him about his date. It pined for the man who relaxed under it after a hard day’s labor. It pined for the old-man who could just walk up to it and sit on the folding-chair placed for him.
The same man had sought solace just gazing at it from his bed.
The tree rued the closed window.
words < 100
Plenty of data to suggest that plants are sensitive. The burr cucumber can detect and respond to a weight of 0.009 ounces (0.25 grams). If humans, who can barely detect 0.07 ounces (two grams), possessed the same level of sensitivity, a lover’s kiss would resemble a slap in the face. Review of the book – What a Plant Knows (2012) by Daniel Chamovitz.