The microfantasy monday prompt for this week is fire.
The room is aglow with what seems like a million point of flickering light. My limbs are stretched wide; taut and trembling across the expanse of her bed. My hands and ankles bound securely at the four points.
“You look like the vitruvian man,” she whispers. “But far more helpless.” In her hand she grips a fat white candle. The liquefied wax is shimmering in the melted recess around the blackened wick. Her eyes narrow and a devilish smile comes to her lips as she slowly tips the candle and the melted wax forms a single, white-hot, drip…
I’m still not sure where this story is going but I’m having a lot of fun developing the characters!
Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to do something really clever and you totally fuck it up? Yeah, well, that just happened to me. Alison Tyler is requesting writer’s notes to post to her blog and I thought, hey, this would be a great time for me to stop lurking and actually post! So I sent her an email…and I totally forgot to attach the bloody pic. *sigh* (Please, disregard that wet, smacking sound. That’s just me bashing my head against the exposed brick wall in my apartment.)
Anyway, here’s my sketch. This is part of my character development process. This is the main character from my WIP, title Fotografia I also do a picture collage thing too. I primarily keep these things in my moleskine notebook. It has a nifty lil’ pocket in the back for collecting scraps of paper and pictures and such. I used to have this other system? That wasn’t a system at all, you know? But that didn’t work out for me so I started doing this…there’s still lots of scribble scrabble but it’s all in one place at least.
So, that’s my process…
Oh and Alison?
PLEASE LET ME SIT AT THE COOL KIDS TABLE! I’M NOT REALLY A GEEK!
Thank you and goodnight.