Friday, July 4, 2014

Here lived a King


(Image copyright: Claire Fuller)

She sat in the gentle morning sunlight sketching the statue. The King stood tall, his mighty crown on the level of the tops of trees that guarded him. Passersby did not give a second glance to this magnificent structure. Nor did anyone bother about the story behind it. 

She squinted her eyes, trying to commit to canvas the detailing that that adorned his face. A look of arrogance and pride, but she felt that there was a heart of gold beneath all that tough facade. 

The statue showed years of neglect, the paint reeling away and clumps of moss now adorning it. But her canvas said a different story, of an illustrious king and his faithful disciples, as she breathed life into it. 


This post is written for Friday Fictioneers- 4th July for the above photo prompt. 

Also, linking it to Day 4 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge for July 2014 and NaBloPoMo

34 comments:

  1. A nice take on the picture prompt Aathira :)

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  2. And you painted the perfect picture in words :)

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    1. And you are an encouragement! Thank you my dear Midnight scribbles :)

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  3. I liked your take on the prompt. What a great little story in such a short word count! Good she could see beyond the moss to the true king beneath.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.com/2014/07/ubc-day-4-you-have-sight-but-do-you.html

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy! Glad you liked it :)

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  4. A quintet of Radiance award for you :) Please follow this link for details

    http://swathishenoy.blogspot.in/2014/07/quintet-of-radiance-award.html

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    1. Congrats and a big Thanks, Swathi :) My post shall be up shortly!

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  5. A nice story built on the take, Aathira.

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    1. Thank you Sheethal :) And welcome to my blog!

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  7. She did that .. WELL DONE to her for doing that.. it is sad that we neglect so many things

    Bikram

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    1. Thank you Bikram! An artist sees things which the common eye misses :)

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  8. Artists can truly make magic & reverse the years of neglect by painting the heydeys.
    Nice one, Aathira :)

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    1. Thank you Anita :) They can, indeed!

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  9. her painting gave filled neglected statue with life..and you writing gave life to the girl !! really nice one ;) !

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    1. Thanks so much dear Crimson Curls :) You are too kind! :)

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  10. A very nice take on the prompt and nicely written. A nice lesson too - to see beyond the external. Dropping by from NaBloPoMo

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    1. Thanks so much Suzy! Welcome to my blog :)

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  11. And you have sketched a lovely story with a beautiful shade of words.

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  12. That's why I love painting. I can draw a story the way I want to. No matter what the muse is!

    Lovely take!

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    1. And you are one multitalented woman! Thank you Babe :)

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  13. Good take, I wish I could paint,just for this :)

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    1. Thank you Keirthana! You are too kind :)

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  14. Aathira, Good story and well written. She seems to have seen the real man behind the pose. Well done. : ) ---Susan

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  15. Dear Aathira, Love your story and the thought you put into it! Brilliant piece! I am not an artist but I sure wish I had that talent. Anyone that can draw a true likeness of someone is, to me, a magician! Thanks, Nan :)

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    1. Thank you, Nan! I'm not an artist either but been fascinated with the colors and paints :)

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  16. Wow, Aathira! you really brought in a lot of colour to the photo and the story. Very well written!

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    1. Thanks so much, Uma! I'm glad that you enjoyed reading it :)

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  17. True, how every facade has a story beneath it !!! Lovely, Aathira :)

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    1. Yes, everything has a story behind it :) Thank you, Sreeja!

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