Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Illustration Friday - Neighbor


The house next door was abandoned, or so I thought. The windows were boarded up and the gardens in ruin, and I had never seen a living soul on the property. Until one gray Sunday afternoon, I saw a boy on the front lawn. He wore strange, old-fashioned clothes and had a melancholy expression. He stood there watching me through the kitchen the window for a long moment, then he turned and went around the corner of the house. I never saw him again, but later that summer when I was gardening, I found a old and badly weathered toy horse near the fence. Maybe I have a neighbor after all.

10 comments:

ksklein said...

nice... would love to hear more.

Jennifer VanSchoyck said...

I agree!! This wou;d make a cool story!

isabumba said...

cool and spooky!

Kstyles said...

Very cute!!!

md said...

nice story and pencil work

mike r baker said...

I'd love to see this painted. It's wonderful.

Mutt_Ink said...

tasty sketch....I agree with mike, I'd love to see this developed further.

arvindh said...

This is a cute illo!

scribblesk said...

I knew a kid like that. Great picture!

kathy weller said...

this is absolutely lovely! and the story is intriguing, too..