Friday, November 14, 2008

Illustration Friday: Pretend -

"Pretend"
digital collage by Mick Mather
- submitted to Espresso Stories -
"...like scores of men before him, he pretended that his affections were not imprisoned by the bawds and cheats beyond that dark postern..."

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10 Comments:

Blogger Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic work, very beautiful!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

rui sousa:
Thanks so much! :)

4:49 PM  
Blogger THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

Moody, I like it. Esp. the quote.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

the charm school dropout:
Thanks, Sarah! Actually, this is one of my very, very, very short stories. So short that it met the limit of allowed words - 25 or less - and has been submitted to Espresso Stories. Now, we'll have to wait and see if it's accepted.

8:02 PM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...

Lovely work. You wrote that ? Very cool, I was going to google it because it seemed so familiar. I would have guessed John LeCarre or Nabokov, or possibly Cornell Woolrich. Maybe Joseph Conrad.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

artsparker:
I did indeed ... and, I do appreciate being mentioned in such good company! Do visit again sometime soon, I've put the kettle on. :)

8:54 PM  
Blogger Shani said...

Is it based on a photo? and if so, of where? It has a very Euro feel to it I like.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

shani:
The photo is post-WW II - circa 1947 - of a UK location known as hangdog alley and a playful, satirical continuation of the human subjects equally hangdog expression and posture.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

This is beautiful, somehow peaceful too and not very scary at all.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

elegia:
Sometimes closure, acceptance or cold reality can indeed bring about a peaceful aura.

6:53 AM  

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