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.
“Actor” is the title of the story. Look here to read it.
The world is filled with people playing both roles. (K)
Yes. And who is happier? Tradition says the guy mopping, and then success says the rich guy, and really, it’s not the role but the person that determines it, but all we see are the actors.
that’s just right
I like that the illustration focuses on the janitor busy at his work and ignores George.
Thank you. To me the story was always focused on the reality figure, the janitor, being rooted in the everyday real world, and George being a passing fad.