Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/8/19

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 “Bear”, by Barbara Lovic. 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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10 thoughts on “Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/8/19

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I confess that when I viewed your artwork prior to reading the story, my mind read the red spikes as shards of some kind of precious stone and the white forms as diamonds. Now, of course, I read them as teeth and claws – a perfect illustration for the story.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I like the possibilities your reading of the picture brings to the story, if you think about it – and that the picture on its on has its own personality outside the story – that is one thing I really like about abstract art, that it is not stuck into one reality.

  2. Laura Black

    The bear motif is important in this disturbing story and I’m pleased that there’s some ambiguity to the artwork. Here’s a good example of how text and artwork may stand alone, and yet in their interplay they bring something to each and create something new. Thank you, Claudia.

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