A reader and friend who is a fan of donkeys and who is a supporter of a wonderful donkey sanctuary in England, sent me some delightful photos of donkeys she picked out to represent the various characters from the Prospero’s Daughter Trilogy. I like to think of this as what happens the day that Logistilla’s staff malfunctions and turns the family into donkeys. Maybe there’s a short story idea in there somewhere.
Miranda, Mephisto, Cornelius, Theo, Titus and Erasmus
(Donkey’s real names: Zena-a ladylike donkey, Ashley-a goofball donkey, Mr. Khan-a levelheaded donkey, Ravelin–an olderbrother like donkey, Skippy-a big donkey, and Mars-the donkey who steals the ball away from the others.)
( Hirondelle-a donkey who is very jealousy of her sister.)
Another shot of Mephisto (with his favorite boot) and Titus
(A very black donkey named Nero.)
Donkey name: Fred Snook
The Dread Magician Prospero Himself!
(Real name: Torrent)
Some other folks outside the family:
(Donkey: Hercule Poitou–one can just picture him in a fedora thinking “Harebrain!”)
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
The Elf Queen Maeve and her Ladies
Calvin the Bully Boy
Caurus (a.k.a. Longnose)
Ivor as Ariel “Why, that’s my dainty Ariel! I shall miss thee;
But yet thou shalt have freedom. So, so, so.”
Aerie Ones Cavorting
Eureynome –The Unicorn
And there they are together again.
For more information about the Donkey Sanctuary: http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/