Picture this , if You will...............

A Quick Bedtime Story .....

Your friend Ahorseback drifts slowly across the beach at sundown , the sound of seagulls screaching over the incoming fishing boats ... The surf pounding , splashing..... breaking onto the shoals .... just a little too far off shore to go and stand next to. One of those times of year when only the ocassional straggler decends into your privacy , but they only pass ......leaving you to your serenity .....and the ebbing tides receeding down the rippled and varied layers of sand .......to leave only wet puddles of salt scented water . As you look out to sea in a contemplative frame of mind you see a lone sailboat in the distance and think aloud...........
" I wonder where he's going "...........

Before I know it and Just as I approach the stone lined jetty at the end of the beach , I realize ..........its beginning to get a little dark.......and as I turned to walk back to the far off reality of everyday life .........someone speaks my name from behind me . And just as I turn around surprised....... !.........and then I spot her , laying across the huge stones of the jetty ..........In an fleeting instant, I see her flowing long auburn hair .........her curvacious suntanned shoulders and the beauty of her bare breasts ..............What ?!!

It cannot be ........have I gone daft ? A mermaid !?! No way .........
" Well hello there big guy "........she says as she reclines a little further and wiggles her fins ......at me ?
Her friggin fins ?
No! ...........I almost say aloud .........and as I blink a few times , quite severely I might add , she says to me .........
"I have been watching you , you handsome devil " .....and I turn to make sure she's not speaking to someone I haven't seen here !.....And realize .....well she could be talking to me !

" Well .......are you going to just stand there like an dork ? Or are you going to come a little closer ?" ..she asks in a demuring voice ........and I force a little smile although I can't think of one thing to say ......but one things for sure ...... My wife's gonna kill me.
"So , handsome ......do you think you would enjoy putting a little lotion on my back and neckline . I promise I won't bite "..........as she speaks to me her eyes begin to take on a hypnotic magnetism , ...........as I came closer to her I began to notice several small things about her body that really intrigued me . For one thing her hands , her nails were longer than hell , and the thought of getting to close .......well anyway ! And her hair , dryish , scented with the sun , the sea and the sand...........

Anyway , after applying the lotion and engaging in a little small talk I began to get the impression that I was only being used for the lotion thing ...........so typical of women! .........To actually come on to a poor guy like me , your's truely Ahorseback , ..........and so , being the gentleman I am , I finished smoothing on the lotion and bid her good day , and as I made my way down the beach and by the jetty , I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye ..........and there she was slowly porpoising away with the harbor seals ........... and the worse part of all .........she passed by me without a second look..........and then there was only the rolling tides and the setting sun ........but later as I sat at dinner with my wife I glanced down at my hands and there were a few small sparkley scales on my fingers and a slight scent of fish oil on my hands............ahhh , and as I finished my dinner looking out over the bay a small vision came to mind ...........The mermaid , me and the suntan lotion............ and tomorrow !

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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Okay, you won thumbs up, but primarily because I was really lured into the beginning of this read and then reading on, sitting her smiling at the visuals you're creating with your language and then almost laughing. Very creative. Thank you. Just don't stop writing.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

LOL Voted up, funny and awesome! That was a good fish tale. lol Now if only she could of turned into say perhaps Cher... Remember there was a movie she played in called The Mermaids and there she was in a mermaid costume. I loved the way you related this I could just about picture it all. Great hub!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ytsenoh, You are very kind thank you !.........are you a mermaid?......:-}


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

What a delightful read this was! Very creative. I just had to vote this one UP, etc.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Another triumph by the venereable ahorseback! I suspect this vision had something to do with those hops. Maybe nex time you see her, your new friend would enjoy a sample of that home brew. Might do wonders for her skin and fins as well. I just hope her appearance wasn't a fluke, so to speak.


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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

You got me ahorseback, that was very creative, and funny.up and funny


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHa..LOL.. This is witty and so clever..You must remember to wash hands before eating..Hee Hee


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh I could certainly picture it vividly!

I had to smile at the thought of you being left with the smell of fish on your hands:-)

Good luck tomorrow.....


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i was envisioning walking along side with you, feeling the salty air and its tanginess but, i drifted away when you saw that mermaid...for i was out of the picture...you have me glued in your story ahorseback...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy rose lee ,Thank you ....Hey this no fish tale its true!lol......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hey Mary ,Thank you and congrats on that baby in the house!....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Xstatic , Gee a fluke joke , Ha!Your right though I should have offered her an Octoberfest!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Kevinsblog thank you ....It could happen .....right?....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always exploring , hey there girl ....its true I swear lol....


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Movie Master , I swear its all true !!!:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa , I will write you right back into the story girl ...just wait!....:-}

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