Minuscule Illustrations: Domestic

In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.

Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.

The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).

If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.

“Domestic” is the title of the story. Look here to read it.

Minuscule #70 Domestic 10-1868








4 thoughts on “Minuscule Illustrations: Domestic

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    Somehow I missed the original story when it was published. I was glad to have this prompt to go and read it. I love the facial expression on the figure. She looks both calmly assured of her success in spraying those beasties and also perhaps bored because she has gone through this process before and it has become mundane.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. This is what I was hoping for, that she would look exactly as you have said. Because in the end, she is the one with the power! Spray! Spray! and remove. A matter of routine, what used to be upsetting. Interesting to me to think about things and how they get to be this way.

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