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A personal note

inspired by the art of Thomas BIGNON

By Mike

I've grown up around his work, and I've been mesmerized by his way with people. As a child, I was a goofball but it didn't endear me to anyone. My strangely intense knowledge of the Star Wars and Bionicle universes...

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The Bard's Muse

inspired by the art of Victor Hugo Harmatiuk

By Mike

Well if you'd shut up for a minute I will tell you, okay? By Jove, I don't understand you manfolk. That any of you unscramble your attention spans for long enough to put pen to page or hand to lute is beyond this...

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Like Owls Nestling

inspired by the art of Edouard Noisette

By Mike

The forest bled, or rather ashed, and Gorm sifted through the burnt remains hopelessly. He was too late, and the orcs had made swift work of burning the grove. He gazed at the trees around, aspens and oaks and maple,...

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Chapter One

inspired by the art of Gary Laib

By Mike

"Hullo!" The owl tooted, happily tottering on his legs.

"Oh my, you-you talk!" Grup's eyes widened as he watched the owl's beak form words again before his eyes. 

"Well, yes. How did you expect us to work together...

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Deadpool Meets Random Art Dabbler

inspired by the art of Andy Timm

By Mike

It's not every day you, shit. How are people supposed to know that I'm narrating here? Or that I'm swinging down a light pole a la Spiderdweeb? Or that my costume is totally...on backwards. 

-hey, you. Pause and...

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Mother the Windmill

inspired by the art of Afanur Rashid

By Mike

"Come," he said. "Wipe your eyes, we're nearly there." Jack struggled with the oblong jar he carried wearily in his hands. The torches behind the mill's front door gave it a ghostly yellow shade. The blue night...

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Birdman

inspired by the art of Arnaud Pheu

By Mike

Auryoel stood atop the ruined stone structure that was once an air cultists monastery. Unbeknownst to him, a small battalion of boblins (the knee-high, pixie relative to the goblin, see 'Urbarks Encyclopedia of...

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She filters

inspired by the art of MKM Doshka

By Mike

I watched the light and the glass bend the stalk of the last flower I'd ever give her as she got up and left. The door slammed and I thought of a thousand better things I might have said. "I think I'm supposed to cry...

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