Monday, 6 August 2012

Millpond Mildred








































Possessed by daydreams of Shakespeare's Ophelia and always verging, on the somewhat dramatic. Mildred took a tumble.


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Down she went, into the dark green waters of the cold pond, one inquisitive spring day. 



As she gulped the murky depths, eyes staring at the disappearing sun, a lonely pond weed grasped her thrashing limbs.



 It held on oh, so tightly to it's only visitor, well, apart from the odd shoe that is.



 There she remained, her silvery cloak, mildewed to a delightful shade of pond scum green.


 


































Fine slippers furred over and little toes, turned webbed and clawed.




































Sometimes, when the moon is bright, Mildred can be seen walking the pond's edge. 



Water droplets shining, in the soggy tendrils of her hair. 





































Dreaming, of joining the otters, in the river beyond the hill...





17 comments:

La Minomalice said...

She´s a magic doll. I love her!!

A greeting,
Ana.

Anthropomorphica said...

Ana, thank you my lovely!

ennovyennovy said...

attendrissante petite créature

Anthropomorphica said...

Merci beaucoup, envoyenvoy :)

JJ Beazley said...

Makes you want to pick her up and take her over the hill, doesn't she?

Anthropomorphica said...

The little drowned rat has her charms. She keeps reminding me of the little greenfinch and she's almost as big.

JJ Beazley said...

Ah, I see. So she's drownded and it's her ghost that walks the rim of the pond. You have a darker mind than me, Mel. I just thought she was a magical creature who could live under water, and all she needed was a boat to go and visit the otters. This is what comes of having a simple dog mind.

Anthropomorphica said...

Yes, a rather disturbed form of munchausen by proxy ;)

JJ Beazley said...

Must remember to decline your offer of hemlock cordial.

Evelyn Santiago said...

I always love reading your magical stories along with the wondrous little ones you make. She is truly magical and beautiful in all her shades of green (my favorite color).
Magical blessing!

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you muchly dearling Evelyn!

Tamara Dozier said...

Love the doll and the her story. Sad but magical as well.

Penny said...

I want to rescue her!!!!

Rhissanna said...

Sweet little thing, with those downcast eyes. She does look bitterly cold, poor poppet, and in need of a big fat hug. I'm glad you gave her a shawl!

Jane Cooper said...

Ah, Mel, she is totally charming. And now I am wondering if you are familiar with Abney and Teal? The finest thing to grace the BBC since Bagpuss.... Love ya, Jane xxx

Ruthie Redden said...

dear wee Mildred, what wonders she will have seen down in the murky depths, i love her little toes!

Barbara said...

Oh my, Magical! I'm definitely a follower, just discovered you! My day has been enriched...