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From the prompt "Cold" for Illustration Friday.
This is actually a piece I did a while back for my short story, "Dad's Boots." I was hoping I could do something original for this one, because the prompt "Cold" really inspires me, but I don't see the time coming this week. I'm still hoping, but just in case ... This particular image was done up pretty quickly, just to have a display piece on the site. I think the expressions are kinda neat, though.
And here is an excerpt from that story:
I still heard his boots when I woke up. No smell of pancakes. No morning news. Just squeaking and creaking, old leather boots.
I don't want to give any more away, because I'm afraid it would ruin the payoff of the story. But, please, take the time to read it and give me your feedback. html version | pdf version
Thanks for lookin'! ;o)