Leonardo’s spirit !

Prompt ~

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright - Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Abu Alquerke was a jack of occult-sciences. A shaman friend convinced him that he could call on Leonardo to make a painting that would help him gain instant fame.

One night Abu and his friend put on shaman-music took some exotic drugs, jumped around the room till they were hyperventilating and then called on their ancestors to bring Leonardo. The objects on the table started glowing and Leonardo materialized.

Leonardo, a 33-degree-initiate was not so easily dictated. He duplicated a painting of Katsushika-Hokusai and placed the two in a small rowing boat  and departed.

The two rowed on in the empty room.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


38 thoughts on “Leonardo’s spirit !

  1. Funny! I wonder if it really happened or if they’ll eventually come down from their drug-induced high to find it was all a hallucination 🙂
    I love the image of them jumping around the room on drugs with the music blaring.

    • Thanks for the visit and the read.

      As they had dared to exploit the spirit of a 33-degree-initiate ….. it will depend upon him, however to my mind their imprisonment may last an eternity. 🙂

  2. I wonder how long the two of them are going to sit in that boat?! The inclusion of drugs here also adds more complexity and possibility to the story. Highly entertaining, I love it!

    • Thank you for the read.

      Fictionally they are doomed to row for all eternity. Drugs are often consumed in shaman practices hence they find a mention here.

      i am sorry for the delay. 🙂

  3. Yarnspinner, Funny story. Some people insist on going too far. I wonder what would happen to them if they stopped rowing, unless maybe they couldn’t. Very creative and well written. 🙂 —Susan

  4. Dear Yarnspinner – Spin us a yarn and you did. Very good! I love the magic and the potions and now they will forever be rowing for messing with Leonardo. You are a deviously good writer! Nan 🙂

  5. A curious tale, both funny and mystical. I loved “jumped around the room till they were hyperventilating”. I think they may regret messing with the occult, though.

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