Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/23/19

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 “Baptism at Venice Beach”, by Jaime Balboa. 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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3 thoughts on “Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/23/19

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I immediately saw a figure in water when I looked at your artwork and I see that my interpretation was right and that you – of course – communicated the message brilliantly. I love how tactile this piece is too and that also works with how the story evokes the senses of the scene being described.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. This story had overlapping meanings and involved language ambiguity, so I wanted to suggest the variety of interpretations, I am glad you saw that. I also enjoyed creating an ocean at night. I have always loved walking on the beach in the dark since I was young. Nothing to do with the story but I wanted to include it anyway!

  2. memadtwo

    Another creepy story. It definitely had a feeling of night, dark, dark, dark. But not in any illuminating way, at least not for me. And way too overdone.
    Your illustration on the other hand has lots of life and light. I like the movement. (K)

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