…is the name of today’s story on Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2021 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2021 at Fictive Dream, an online short-story magazine. For more information about FFF21 and my artwork process, look here.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Alice, by Carrie Etter.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

8 thoughts on “Alice

  1. Laura Black

    I love this illustration: the texture of the pale background, those hard-edged triangles and the dominant red triangle amongst the blue and beige ones. I really was hoping for the opportunity to use it and Alice by Carrie Etter seems the right match. This is a heart-breaking story about disrupted relationships. For me the red triangle represent the distress of one of the characters who has closed the door on what could have been a most significant relationship in his life. Thank you. Claudia, for a very unusual and attractive piece of artwork.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, Laura. I really liked this image as well. The colors and the contrast of the circles and triangles was very satisfying to arrange. I also like it that the red triangle, being the only one, can in turn represent different characters in the story – I can see it as being Alice, too, as the focus upon which the story turns. I also like how each character is isolated from the others, and how the young man isolates the relationship from all others in his life. I really liked this story and I think this image works perfectly for it.

  2. memadtwo

    I really like this story too. It doesn’t happen so often now, but it happened over and over when I was a teenager. He will hold that space inside himself forever. (K)

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