Based on a recent comment I made on the web site of a friend, I wrote this short story this morning. Entitled, She’s A Dream, I hope that you’ll enjoy reading it.
I rested on a tropical sandy cay, comfortable in a low seat with my bare feet in warm, shallow water. Small waves carried the tranquil and continuous rhythm of ocean currents on shore, breaking into sand and drowning in retreat.
With a cooling but mild summer breeze rustling palm fronds through the trees on shore behind me, I dreamed I heard a British woman from the past – Clementine – sounding a conch shell from a hillside in the distance.
I was at peace as the sun grew old, slowly dropping from the sky, setting colors of gold, orange and peach in brilliant illumination across scattered clouds on the horizon. Then, on the edge of time, sunlight refracted through a level plane in the ocean, casting a bright, blinding green flash!
Moments passed into minutes, until my sight returned. And, then I saw her – the silhouette of a beautiful woman slowly walking along the shoreline in my direction. Long, flowing hair wafting on thermals, hips swaying slightly with each casual step, I could tell that she wasn’t very tall, and watched closely as she approached.
She was barefoot with a lovely figure, suntanned, wearing a bikini top and fishnet skirt, and also wore a small diamond piercing on her nose. Immediately, I was drawn to the most beautiful pair of brown eyes I’d ever seen…she was a goddess!
I was captured by a vision of her beauty, when suddenly she spoke –
Hello my dear friend, Phil. How are you today?
What?! I’d never seen this woman before – though very much wish that I had. Who was she? I was on a remote tropical island in the Caribbean… At that moment, a small coconut detached from a palm tree, dropping on my head and knocking me to the ground.
When later I regained my senses, I was alone and realized that she was only a dream.
© 2021 Phil Perkins
Modified header photo from unsplash.com.
This vintage Caribbean landscape was photographed from a boat anchored by a small sandbar island known as Sandy Cay, located near Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.
This image is based on a photograph of a carved wood bust of a caribbean woman, acquired in the 1970’s in the British Virgin Islands. I used Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge for modifications – now, available in my gallery at Fine Art America.
Along the Reef Bay Trail on St. John in the United States Virgin Islands are a group of petroglyphs believed to be carved by Taino Indians perhaps as long ago as 1000 years. Not in the area? No worries! You can still enjoy these archeological images by purchasing a print from my gallery at Fine Art America – select from several print types available. If you are planning an upcoming hike in the region, then why not pick out one of my drawstring bags for your travels? Enjoy!
Waterlemon Cay is a small island in Leinster Bay, located along the north shore of St. John in the United States Virgin Islands. This image is based on an analogue photograph taken in 1993 and is available as a framed print with several customization options!
Enjoy my artistic rendition of Sandy Cay, a tiny sandbar island located in the British Virgins Islands, near Jost Van Dyke. Based on an analog photograph taken in the mid 90’s, this tropical image is available in my gallery at Pixels on a variety of different print types, and other items.