Thursday, March 24, 2011

My story for Jumping off places..."Released"


Pencil ACEO


What follows is my week's story for "jumping off places" hosted by Linda at atticreflections.blogspot.com.  Hope you enjoy. 






The view outside the window had been gray for days.  At least it seemed that way. She gazed at the soft green carpet that had appeared almost overnight. She had watched from her little window every day, waiting for the cold and white cover on the ground to melt away.  She knew it marked the end of her imprisonment.

It wouldn’t be long now.  The flowers were poking their lazy heads through the once hardened ground.  Gray or not, It was spring and her spirits were soaring.  Oh, when, would her sought after release come?  It couldn’t be long now; she had done her time.

The sun peeked from behind the clouds.  Someone was coming.  Could it be time?  She heard some keys rattle in the distance.  Oh happy day, it was time.  She felt like jumping for joy.  Never again would she do the things that had confined her.  She would be a boon to society. 

“C’mon Maddy” He said. “It’s a nice day, lets go to the dog park.”

pencil ACEO



17 comments:

Daniella said...

I love it!! Both the card and the story! You had me going with it!! It totally sounded like someone in prision! Really well done!
xxDaniella

Lee said...

HA! Clever little tale or is it tail?
Nice one, Crystal :D

Carol Blackburn said...

Gave me a chuckle in the end, very nice.

maddyrose said...

You sure can tell a story. I knew there was going to be a twist where things would be different than what one was led to believe in the beginning and you didn't let me down. Loved the story and the drawings. You are very talented. Now about the dog's name....

art2cee2 said...

I feel I must print a disclaimer here...this story bears no resemblence to any persons...oh let me restate that. My dog is called Madison, she is the one in the drawing and we call her Maddy. I love her name. So I guess it does bear a resemblence to a four legged person.

Heather said...

Oh, yay for Maddy! I am glad to see srping, too! LOVE the drawing! xo

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

I love the anticipation and pent up energy within the little story. I've felt the same way for the last two weeks. We've had teasers of spring with warm weather but the trees had been holding back their buds, until yesterday. Now everything is that lovely shade of spring bud green.

The eyes are so compelling in the first piece and I love the tipped head and collar in the second.

Janice said...

Very nice and fun to read. I liked your art as well, particularly the portrait of Maddy.

Magic Love Crow said...

Very good Crystal! You had me going! Love your art! Have a great day!

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, I love the story and the ACEOs. You're one talented lady!

Leovi said...

Beautiful two looks, the girl and the dog.

Life with Kaishon said...

You write beautifully! Congratulations on your book! That must be very exciting!

myminimocs said...

Clever!

Abby said...

Well, we chose the same line today! Love how yours is the same theme as mine, but different and really good! Thanks for participating in Jumping Off Places!

Margaret said...

Wonderful captures with your pencil work!! I love his scruffy neck and his soft perky ears.

Erika said...

What a sweet story! I wonder if that is how animals think when left alone while people go to work?

Re said...

Great story, you got me! And such great comments, things I thought myself. Love it, thank you for sharing.

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