Brand New Ballgame

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

Throughout the month of February 2022 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2022 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Brand New Ballgame, by Nina Fosati.

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

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

14 thoughts on “Brand New Ballgame

  1. Nina Fosati

    Claudia the artwork is beyond perfect for my story. Thank you for creating this marvelous illustration to accompany it.

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    That was a powerful story, with a bleak, harsh and violent atmosphere. I think your artwork captures that atmosphere brilliantly. I especially like the way you have deployed that punchy red and the way you have used spatter.

  3. Laura Black

    Brand New Ballgame by Nina Fosati is bleak and disturbing story – a scary reminder of where society is heading. The incongruence between a normal domestic setting and the event that occurs is so brilliantly reflected in this illustration. Just wonderful, Claudia, thnak you.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. As has been said, this story is too close to our society today for comfort. People are learning the wrong lessons somwhere and somehow, and this story reminded me how easily things that were unthinkable become ordinary.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Yes, I agree. It is very easy to decide some people are not worth as much as others, that is a fact we can see today as well as throughout pretty much the whole human history, I think.

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