Editors’ Week: The Lady of the House

Fictive Dream, the online fiction magazine focusing on short stories, is hosting an event this week called Editors’ Week. I illustrated the stories and I’ll be posting the images here to show you. Here’s my suggestion: take a look at the illustration and then check out the story it accompanies at Fictive Dream to take in the whole experience.

I’ll show you the illustration and give you the link to the magazine each day. Today’s story is called The Lady of the House, by Jen Michalski. Look here to read it.

Here is the image with the banner:

and here it is on its own.

15 thoughts on “Editors’ Week: The Lady of the House

  1. Fictive DreamLaura Blavk

    The artwork for today’s story, The Lady of the House, the first of Editors’ Week, compliments the story beautifully. It’s a dreamy sort of story and so is the illustration. I particularly like the way in which it picks up on the protagonist’s scarf which is purple and, without giving away the plot, the two spheres are perfect. Thank you, Claudia. I think your followers are in for a treat for the rest of the week.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, Laura. I like the water motif in this story, and to me the illustration also captures that aspect. I liked this story a lot – it has an otherworldly feel to it with an edge, I think.

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    I enjoyed the story a lot and think your illustration perfectly captures that dreamlike, misty quality it has, and I like the two spherical shapes which are like two of the characters, contained and together and very much alike.

      1. Laura (PA Pict)

        I definitely liked the mysterious atmosphere and saw that reflected in the “foggy” quality of your painting. I thought the story was almost a depiction of a haunting but being haunted by (trying not to spoiler it for other readers) an aspect of the past.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          I felt like it was about who we are and how easily that can be altered or amended; or, how easily the old self can be repressed and then return; there are so many ways to think of this story, I really enjoyed that.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Sometimes I wonder if I dig around in my head or wherever I keep my various selves, what I would find them doing and what they might be wanting from life today…

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