Tell The Story — The Magical Geisha

59551D20-6951-4855-B47B-D77951F726B3Dave stared at the painting hanging on the wall of the small art gallery. “This looks so familiar, he said to his wife. “I’m getting a feeling of déjà vu.”

“We’ve never been to Japan,” Mary said. She got a sarcastic grin on her face. “Have you been having erotic fantasy dreams about geisha girls?”

Dave looked puzzled. “I swear I’ve seen something like this before,” he said. “I remember watching a geisha doing a dance with fans at sunset and the leaves falling from the trees around her would magically transform into birds and fly away.”

“Maybe you remember it from a movie or a show,” Mary suggested. “Was it possibly in ‘Flower Drum Song’ or ‘The Mikado,’ that Gilbert & Sullivan opera?”

“Maybe, just maybe,” Dave said, “I’m a reincarnated samurai and I’m having a flashback to my prior life.”

“Or maybe, just maybe, you ate one too many of your ‘magic mushrooms’ before we left,” Mary quipped.

“Yeah, maybe,” Dave said, laughing.

Di, at Pensitivity101, tagged me to Tell the Story about the image at the top of this post. Now I’m supposed to present a new image and tag three other bloggers to tell the story about that image. Here’s the image from, who to pick? Let’s see how good these three are at storytelling:

Ursula at An Upturned Soul.
Tina at Tina Stewart Brakebill
Roger at It’s All In Finding the Right Words.

Of course, participation is optional, but I hope you’ll give it a try.

5 thoughts on “Tell The Story — The Magical Geisha

  1. pensitivity101 February 24, 2019 / 9:42 am

    Good take Fandango.
    Althugh I don’t like spiders, this one has got beautiful markings. I wonder if it’s poisonous?

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    • Fandango February 24, 2019 / 10:04 am

      I don’t know. But if anyone tells the story, maybe they’ll answer that question.

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  2. anupturnedsoul February 26, 2019 / 6:44 am

    Thank you for inviting me to play, Fandango 🙂

    It’s a boingy spider (aka Araneus diadematus, orb-weaver spider). It’s not poisonous, at least the UK ones aren’t, not to humans anyway, flies and small insects on the other hand might think differently.

    Those guys make these giant webs in the garden, and if you disturb their web, and it’s nigh on impossible not to since they place them right across pathways, they go boing-boing, and spin around like crazy. In Autumn the garden is covered in their webs, I guess they’re stocking up for Winter.

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time chatting with those guys, usually trying to explain that I didn’t mean to make a mess of their web but if they insist on rebuilding it over and over across where I walk then I’ll keep walking into it.

    Maybe Dave read Tsuru no Ongaeshi, it’s a beautiful Japanese folk tale about a crane-girl.

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