This is part of an ongoing story, continued each day using the Daily Spur’s word prompt. I’ve moved the previously published parts, rearranged to run as a normal story, HERE in case you are interested in reading it in it’s entirety. Today’s word is: Rung.
Catching the Moon (#10)
While Bob was trying to grasp the idea of Anastasia having a daughter that he knew nothing about, he was also trying to do the math. He wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he knew how long it had been since he’d been away, and he knew how long Anastasia had been gone before that. The fireworks show came to an end while he was working on his calculator.
“Oh look,” someone yelled. “She’s trying to catch the moon!”
There she was, standing high up on a rung, so high that it looked as though she could almost touch it. Bob knew that it was the same moon that he and Anastasia had become spellbound by that night years ago, and he knew that it was magical.
His calculator lit up, flashing the sum that he had been waiting for. He looked quickly at the girl, and then to Anastasia. She smiled, gave him a warm wink, and nodded.
I thought that I could keep it going to 15 prompts, but my teeny tiny attention span says it’s time for something new. I learned a couple of things, however, that I think are important to think about when doing this kind of story.
- Don’t focus too much on a backstory, there’s not enough time.
- Stick with a genre. My mind moved back and forth between comedy and drama, depending on the word (and my mood) each day. That made it a bit muddled.
I guess Bob the old football star has a daughter that he didn’t know about. How do you like that? It seemed like the perfect place to end. Who knows what he’ll do next? It will remain a mystery, that’s all I can say. I think this was an awesome experience though. And I’ll definitely keep my day job (oh, do I have one of those?). For now.
Anyway, I made my first ladder in Illustrator and I’m happy about that. I’ve noticed that each illustration has things I’d like to change, now that it’s all said and done, so I think that my next project might be that- editing them and reusing them for something totally new.
That’s about all for now. Thank you for reading!
I hope you enjoyed the story or the illustration, or both…
Peace & Love!