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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"F" is for Farrah - A to Z Challenge


All of a sudden, Martha was inside her car, struggling to get out. Struggling as the water seeped in. Struggling as the little gray sedan disappeared beneath the still waters of the dark summer lake.

In my novel, Evening of the Dragonfly, Farrah is struggling to understand and to remember what happened that summer night when the tragic death of her mother took place. She wants to remember, but she doesn't want to remember.

"F" is for Farrah Ferand. I have liked the name Farrah ever since I watched the old TV series, "Charlie's Angels" years ago. Farrah Fawcett, one of the stars, was beautiful, and her lovely blonde hair was unforgettable. Besides that, she and her friends solved mysteries. I had Farrah Fawcett in mind as I wrote my story. I could imagine her painting away in the studio she and Dirk built. I could imagine her trying to remember what happened that awful night Martha, her mother, died. I could also imagine her in the starring role as the romance with Dirk evolves.

In my book, Farrah has dreams she doesn't remember the next day. Some of the paintings she creates are about those dreams. "Farrah's Dream" is the title of today's painting. 
"Farrah's Dream" ©Mary Montague Sikes
What does your imagination tell you about this painting?


Evening of the Dragonfly is available in trade paperback and as a Kindle e-book.

7 comments:

Fran Clark said...

The painting says a building collapsing into the sea. A sea that is dark and wild. As it is a sunny day, the collapsing building doesn't seem ominous - instead it's more like getting rid of some kind of restriction and making way for a fresh start. Is that weird of me?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I really like that one! I see mountains with fog hanging over them.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Montie .. waves on a very choppy sea with a red moon and the Aurora Borealis just behind ..

Farrah Fawcett was very attractive wasn't she .. and the girls did good. I wonder if Farrah's dreams come out in the end? I just love the colours ... cheers Hilary

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Fran, I really like your interpretation of the painting. I love that about abstract art--everyone sees it in a different way. Thank you for visiting.

Alex, thanks. I think the painting can be seen both as mountains and as sea.

Hilary, love your interpretation. So many things. Thank you!

Sophia Camaya said...

That painting is beautiful! And the name Farrah is so unique and different than most of the names today.

Marian Allen said...

Mountains, moon, fog -- or is that an explosion???

Liz A. said...

Farrah is actually a family name in my family, so it was no surprise that one of the cousins named her daughter that.

As for the painting, it looks like something is happening in those mountains.

Liz A. from Laws of Gravity