Fulfilment

Artwork provided by author
Artwork provided by author

By David Rollason

The tapping passed into reality and he came face to face with the black and orange beak beyond the glass where the water level gave level eye contact to the milky white creature.

Recognizing the elegant sideways nod the man slid off the high bunk and padded to the rear doors still stiffly aroused.

Drawn not to the water but the shadowy towpath, the luminescent but unmistakable outline stretched its long neck tall as it transformed into a more familiar slim shape, a wide wing melted into an arm, a slender finger called them both back into the dream.

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