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Lilleah Adora West

"The Kelpie" by Lilleah Adora West

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This is a painted version of my old Kelpie drawing. This is my planned prized CA State Fair entry for 2005! any way i included the story that i wrote a while back that goes along with my old image, read it if you'd like (and sorry the image quailty is so poor, i never can get them to show up clearly!)
A man was trudging through the murky dank bog. this is the 3rd time he has been through here, he wanders from place to place doing odd jobs and selling his craft, he makes a fairly decent living, just enough cash to get a good place to stay while in town, a tent, some pans and some food. He kept walking, cursing at the mud that seemed to suck at the bottom of his shoes slowing his progress, he looked up at the sky and cursed at the gray clouds lingering overhead, he certainly did NOT want to be in the bog when it rained. He was careful to stay on the path as not to fall into a pool of water as it is very difficult to get back out. then he heard an intriguing sound, a soft little whinny, then he heard it again. He began to go off the trail and searched through the brambles and then he came to a clearing that surrounded a very pond-like part of the bog, and right smack in the middle of the muddy water was a white mare, her sky blue eyes at first shocked but then her soft eyes were pleading to the lonely traveler to free her form the muddy waters. He was ecstatic, what luck! If the mare was tame he would keep the pretty little thing for himself as he could never afford a horse, if she was more wild than hed like he would sell her to a trainer for a pretty penny. He got a rope from his knapsack and waded slowly into the murky water talking gently to the mesmerizing animal. But there was something unnatural and wrong with this whole setting; there were no hoof prints in the mud around the bog, the horses tail was clean and dry floating on the surface of the water sparkling clean and white, it should have been at least somewhat dirty from walking, or falling into the bog or from simply shifting her weight. None of the travelers who happened to come across this white mare have ever noticed these simple tail-tell signs of the Kelpies trickery, and none have ever made it out alive to tell the tail and warn future victims. Little does this man know that the instant he touches the side of that mare he too will know the true treacherous nature of the Kelpie.

30 May 200845 Lane
beu-ti-full! YARGGG! u r so paying for my heart transplant
27 Jun 200845 Some one who loves art and animals
It looks so sad like it WANTS help and it probablly does to get to eat someone
hmm I wonder... Hey Emmy(my little sister) come look at this!
Emmy: Aww its so cute! we have to help it!
Me: Ok you go first!>2
*screams and a gulp*
Me: Maybe later...
6 Sep 2008:-) Kerri Jurgens
oh man that’s freaky
12 Sep 2008:-) Sandra Newman
Oooo Freaky!!!! This really puts me on edge!!!! The reflection is REALLY scary
29 Sep 200845 Anon.
Ahh that’s scary!!!!!! 1 But brilliant!
24 Oct 2008:-) Kayla M Acosta
oh so cool!
25 Oct 200845 Sindri
WHAT? It’s n ot a mods?!?!?!?
oh,well.I hope they’ll come to their senses.
2 Jul 2009:-) Makena C DeCosta
this picture scares me i shiver if i look at it for to long it just gives me some strange uncontrolable longing to look away.
11 Feb 2011:-) Becka Lady Gregori
13 Nov 2011:-) Amanda l norden
yes it may be a kelpie, but, it also remindes me of that scene from a neverending story, the one where the horse gets pulled under the mud by the nothing,
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'The Kelpie':
 • Created by: :-) Lilleah Adora West
 • Copyright: ©Lilleah Adora West. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Evil, Horse, Kelpie, Paint, Reflection, Water
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Acrylics
 • Submitted: 2004-12-09 01:46:23
 • Views: 15829
 • Resolution: 700x524

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