Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Story of the Bonehead
(in short)

Once apon a time, when he was a baby (because that's when all sorts of unbelievable things happened to him) Liam had a big yellow horse with black spots. He was a very good horse, and Liam rode him around all over the place. Then he got sick and died and we buried him out in the pasture by the south fenceline. Sometimes you'll see his yellow hair drifting across the pasture in clumps, and his skull sits near the driveway.

In reality, none of this ever happened. The "yellow hair" is insulation from the neighbor's disgusting nasty trailer that is falling apart on the hill. The Bonehead really is laying near the driveway. It's lived here longer than we have. I have no idea what it's story is, but it is a horse skull.

And that, my friends, was what you saw in the mystery photo.

Behold, The Bonehead!

My son has an awesome imagination. And when he started calling it The Bonehead, I just about busted a gut. Love it.

I thought someone for sure would guess it was a skull of some kind. Or at least a bone. The holey texture, flat white... I guess I didn't realize how abstract the picture really was. Even people who have seen the bonehead couldn't guess. Thanks for playing anyway. Sorry I made it so hard! I really didn't mean to. I'll have to come up with a new contest to make up for it. But don't get mad if it takes me a while, my sister's surgery is in a couple days and I expect to be a bit busy.


Jayke said...

ooooo...that's what it was! Seems perfectly obvious now, but I was completely stumped before.

Tracey said...

Love the story! Your kid needs to write this stuff down...or you do...and turn it into a book.