The rustle sounded again. Looking down, the empress focused her eyes upon the long hems of her skirts. There! The smallest of wriggles!
My version of the, typically visual-artist-based, October creation challenge.
Inktober 2022 #14
And now, everything was gone.
Inktober 2022 #13
"Is this your first ritual, lass?" asked a tall, bald man with arms the size of tree trunks, laced with tattoos.
Inktober 2022 #12
What had the words her mother had always said? It was never too late to make amends. But she wondered if this time, she were indeed too late.
Inktober 2022 #11
Every tree that surrounded the small glade had a story to tell, a whispered history only those with the skill to listen could hear.
Inktober 2022 #10
It was becoming more than they could bear.
Inktober 2022 #9
Rhaynah bowed low to the female dragon, remembering her studies of the proper etiquette to show a dragon. Especially one of which you hoped to care for their eggs. Dragons and humans lived in harmony, each provided a service to the other.
Inktober 2022 #8
Click. Click click. Click click click click clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick. "It's not working," Adam finally said.
Inktober 2022 #6 & #7
She moved to the window, looking out upon the land her father had ruled over all her life. At first glance, it appeared all was quiet. But the longer she looked, the more bobbing orange lights Anya could pick out through the distant trees. A few moments later, a wall of people emerged from the forest that separated the castle from the village and they began to cross the long bridge that led to the castle.
Inktober 2022 #4 & #5
The only member of Alessa's family that she seemed to not have disappeared for, was her baby brother, Tobias. Being the youngest two of seven children, with more years separating Alessa and Europa - her nearest in age elder sister - than Tobias had been alive, the pair had always been drawn more to one another's company than any of the other Barnliekki children.