The crows (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The painting in the background is a detail of ‘Things are Looking Up’.

22. Her dream was his worst nightmare.

23. Ancestor’s curse fell on deaf ears.

24. The crows themselves were not superstitious.

25. Bitten! Smitten! Must be a lovebug.

26. Autumn: a treat for the senses.

27. Her imagination was the spookiest place…

28. Mischief makers teased the fun police.

[October prompts: worst nightmare, ancestor’s curse, the crows, bitten!, fall treat, spookiest place, mischief makers.]

Akaroa

A golden evening looking out over Akaroa Harbour

I was so happy with this scene that I decided to dust off the sketchbook…

A golden evening sketch

… and even though it’s not watercolour paper, it still handles the water from my little travel brush surprisingly well.

A bird’s-eye view of Akaroa

The other quick sketch from the weekend has been enhanced digitally using Affinity Photo.

Friendly ghosts (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram.

15. Their menagerie included jitterbugs and goosebumps.

16. Pleasant memories surfaced like friendly ghosts.

17. Happily, the glass was half full.

18. I’d rather be free-spirited than ghoul-oriented.

19. Typical. It must be after midnight.

20. The losing pumpkin made prize-winning soup.

21. They possessed desire but owned defeat.

[October prompts: goosebumps, friendly ghost, thirst, ghoul-oriented, after midnight, prize pumpkin, possessed.]

All Together Now…

Four freshly varnished lily pond paintings are now looking for good homes. Extra points if you know where the titles come from : )

Here, There and Everywhere — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

We Can Work it Out — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

All Together Now — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

There’s a Place — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.