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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadows

This photo was taken in my livingroom.  It looks like a blurred picture of a plant, but actually it is the shadow on the wall of the plant.  The sun is low in the western sky and coming in the big picture window, casting the two upright bars (out of three) and the plant (which is right under the window) on the far wall.  I found it a fascinating picture.  Even though I know the shadow is about 10 feet away from the actual object, I have a hard time assimilating that from the photo.


Afternoon shadows on a yellow wall. Photo: Sandra Bell Kirchman

As for the fantasy aspect of this photograph, I think it looks spooky, like something you might see in a haunted house.  The plant might be semi-sentient.  Perhaps the abode housed an evil woman who talked to herself constantly and fed the blood of creatures she caught to the plant.  Her last act was to attempt to kill an old man, homeless, and without money.  She figured no one would come looking for him, so it would be safer.  However, a young man looked out for the old man and came looking.  He found the body of the old man and the body of the evil old woman.  There were strange blood tracks leading away from the window and up to an open door where they disappeared into the thick grass.

The police were called and came to investigate but couldn’t quite figure out who had killed whom and how the body of the old man landed on top of the woman.  They thought the woman must have killed the old man.  They called for the Crime Investigation Unit, questioned the young man thoroughly satisfied that he was innocent.  As he walked home, he thought he heard a strange rustling noise.  The wind picked up and decided it was just the wind.  Or was it?

How about you?  What fantasy story do you see in the picture?