Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/2/19

Flash Fiction February 2019 – twenty-eight days of short short stories, an event taking place at Fictive Dream, an online fiction magazine featuring short stories. My part in the event? I did a small abstract painting as the illustration for each story. I’ll be showing one of them to you each day in February to accompany the story on Fictive Dream.

Today’s story is “This is Not a Pencil Box”, by Angie Spoto. Check out the illustration, then go to Fictive Dream and read the story.

Here is the image, with the banner:

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and on its own.

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9 thoughts on “Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/2/19

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I love the green and the way it pairs with that yellow that is unmistakably a Ticonderoga pencil. I went through quite the emotional journey in this piece of fiction. As the parent of misfit kids, it made my heart clench to read about the experience of being bullied and isolated and having precious things sullied. But I loved that the mental fortitude of the central character, her resistance to the bully’s need for a reaction, won through sheer force of will. That vibrant green in your art work seems to sing as a result.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I know what you mean, I loved this story for the same reasons you say. I’ve been that kid myself, and back when I was a kid, it was just called teasing. Well, I remember it 50+ years later. So this little girl, well, I just loved doing art for her story. And those pencils. I do like pencils and I can’t say why. This was the first story I did and it set a good tone for the whole project, I think.

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