I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like. But I’ve still been making. I acquired some watercolors and big paper for free or nearly, so I didn’t feel like I was ruining materials while painting portraits of the three main characters from my trio of stories on spiders.
Only one has been printed. Silk Will Hold Her Bones Together is Tillie’s story, and it’s still live on The Iowa Review’s online back catalogue. There’s a link to it under my bibliography page.
The colors are more vibrant irl, but I’ve only got my camera phone to show you. It’s nice to make without worrying where it’s going to end up. It’s hard to sell stories, and I’ve needed a win that comes from within.
These may end up in a small book of three stories, or this may be where they end. Either way, I’m happy.
Happy making, making happy. 🙂