Sia – The Greatest

 

A pastel/fine liner/crayola marker/sharpie sketch inspired by Sia’s lovely song The Greatest, pasted below:

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Better Things To Do

A while back my submission to Geist Magazine’s Annual Postcard Story Contest made their long list. While it didn’t quite make the short list for publishing I was happy with the result nonetheless, and I meant to post it up here some time ago. The contest asked writers to submit a story of up to 500 words in length and pair it with a postcard style image of their choice (mine I found on Wikipedia Commons). My story is mostly fictionish with elements of non-fiction sprinkled throughout. Enjoy…

Better Things To Do

I found a letter from PETA in my mail slot yesterday. Needless to say it wasn’t for me; it was addressed to Jeri. She lived here before I did. Who knew PETA sends its members threatening letters? FINAL NOTICE, it read, CONSEQUENCES FOR FAILURE TO REPLY. Of course I’d never open someone else’s mail – I don’t stick my schnoz in anyone’s business. But what’s the harm in gleaning the odd word here and there through the envelope against a lampshade? They really should use thicker paper. Continue reading

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