A Book With Illustrations

You may know that I have another blog, Claudia McGill Writes Poetry, Did You Know That? – or if you didn’t, well, now you do! I also create print books containing my poetry. I’ve done quite a few in the past several years because…I like to write, and I like seeing my work in print. (The volumes are all available on Amazon, if you want to take a look.)

All right. What’s my point? Well, I’ve just published a book that’s a little different. It’s called Minuscule, and it contains very short stories followed by a summing-up haiku/shadorma/tanka. And…it is illustrated, which is why I am telling you about it here.

As a little background, I started writing the stories from a prompt about two years ago – it was Halloween time, and the idea was to write a horror story in two sentences. Well, I did, and though I didn’t send it in to the site that issued the prompt (writing it being enough for me), I kind of got hooked on the 2-sentence format. The poetry addition was my idea and then, when I has gathered a collection of the stories, I went further and decided to give them pictures.

Here are a couple of examples – this lady…

…and this blob…

I think that I will post some of the images sometime down the line, but I don’t plan to post each story/poem/image as it appears in the book. I will let the book be the definitive source of my Minuscule moments. If you are interested, the book is available on Amazon right here.

15 thoughts on “A Book With Illustrations

  1. agnesashe

    How fabulous. You are so inventive and industrious and I envy your energy. Following your work I think the illustrations zing with your personal spirit. It’s day two for me after standing hours at a craft fair and I’m still recovering.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, I really enjoyed doing this volume and I want to do more. Maybe even in color, though that makes the book really really expensive. As for the show, do I know how you feel. It takes two days to recover for every one day you spend at a show, I am finding, and more, if the weather is bad or conditions otherwise stressful. I am liking one day shows more and more, whereas in the past I preferred multiday.

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