It's time! So follow me ..
For a walk by the creek where summer still lingers in the canyons. Splash, splash, over rocks and up the path to a forgotten meadow...
Where an old building slowly crumbles into the hills, what an adventure! Inside, the evening light catches a gleam of purple on the floor - what is it? A piece of fabric covering a small box, which opens easily and out fly tiny butterflies, an odd fragrance fills the air, like the smell of pepper and poppies and a tiny, exotically dressed lady dances and twirls to an unseen flute. "Pick up the ticket, it's for you!" she says.
As my hand touches the silver ticket, the room fades and is replaced by a strange sight...
"Come along - I've been waiting for you. Hurry up! The show is starting!"
"Who are you? What show?"
"Hurry! And don't forget your ticket."
He took off down the path and as there was no place else to go, I followed. He stopped when we reached this - in the middle of the path.
"Go on in."
"How?" The man in the green hat turned around and went back the way we came.
"Follow me" said the man in the overcoat. He took my hand and we walked right through. There were side shows...
That looks kinda creepy. Wait - I know her..
This looks like fun!
This I had to see, take a closer look...
The elephant flew out and ate peanuts from my hand! Prof. Snodgrass said the elephant and cat are friends and they always perform together.
There was cotton candy and calliope music and the smell of popcorn, and well, I don't remember it all. As gray dawn filled the sky and birds twittered, I found myself in the old building - a small box and purple fabric beside me. This time the box didn't open. But I was right - what an adventure.
If this sounds spooky and unnatural and not your cup of tea, well, turn on the lights and close the book. But if you peek in old buildings looking for purple magic gleaming in the corner - leave a comment and you may be asked to "Pick up the ticket, it's for you". May your box of magic always open when you need it!
Many thanks to our hosts - Frosted Petunias and Incipient Wings.
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I'm a Narnian who lives in Middle Earth - in Tom Bombadil's house. I have a flying fairy dog named Brownie and two ornery cats, Oberon and Titania. I'm fascinated by creepy green water and I love circus-freak chic.