Artwork by ArtOfVenus, vignette below!
page 20 and vignette at the WordPress link
Uh-oh…Evie’s in a little bind now…
Evie scouts the northern woods for a troublesome ogre. But there are other creatures besides ogres lurking in the forest!
My chest burned as I tried to catch my breath. I wanted to get my hands underneath me and push myself up, get the net off me, but I couldn’t get my fingers and hands untangled. And something seemed to be holding the net down to the ground.
“Hey!” I called out when I got my breath back. I craned my neck to see my little green captor standing over me. “I was only trying to help you, little guy!”
I heard high-pitched laughter all around me. I sensed movement and felt tugging on the net. Again I tried to push myself up off the ground, but weight on the net pinned me down.
I writhed about anxiously, looking all around, to see more of the little creatures surrounding me. There were several of them, and they were holding or standing on the net to keep me trapped.
For the first time since I met the youngling, I began to feel like I might be in some danger.
Worse, the cold snow was chilling my bare flesh from chin to knee, and soaking through my white linen blouse. I was never going to get the mud out of the fabric!
This is page 20 of a full Evie story in collaboration with ArtOfVenus.
And watch for more with Evie soon!