Artwork by ArtOfVenus, vignette below!
page 11 and vignette at the WordPress link
Evie scouts the northern woods for a troublesome ogre. But there are other creatures besides ogres lurking in the forest!
“Ey! Stop!” the youngling commanded. “Don’ come no closer, I’s warnin’ ya!” He kept fiddling with his toy crossbow, trying to fix it while keeping one eye on me.
“Stay ‘ere ya is!” he said, scowling and trying to sound bold and brave.
Of course, that just made me want to get a better look at him and his little orange squig. I totally forgot I was supposed to play along that I was his prisoner.
“Eeeeeee!” I exclaimed when I was standing right in front of him. “You’re so precious!”
He stopped working on the crossbow and stared up at me, as if not sure how to respond.
I tried to make him feel better about his broken toy, and let him know I wasn’t a threat.
“And your toy crossbow looks very real and oh so scary!” I gushed.
This is page 11 of a full Evie story in collaboration with ArtOfVenus.
And watch for more with Evie soon!