Artwork by ArtOfVenus, vignette below!
page 16 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!
The poor youngling hit the new-fallen snow at my feet with a wet ‘PLOP’ sound.
I gasped. The poor little guy!
He was so tiny that he really fell a long way down. I hoped he wasn’t hurt!
“I’m so sorry, little guy,” I called out. “You startled me…”
I started to bend over to see if he was alright, and his squig snarled at me protectively.
“Easy there, big guy,” I said softly to the squig, holding my open palm out to him.
The squig sniffed my hand twice, then began to lap at it happily with his long tongue. I’d heard that squigs were voracious, and he did look intimidating with all those teeth—but he was just like a friendly puppy.
He just wanted to lick and sniff everything!
This is page 16 of a full Evie story in collaboration with ArtOfVenus.
And watch for more with Evie soon!