Black Widow by Melanie  Dooley

The birds started to screech one evening.
No rhyme or reason to it.
The wind picked up, trees bending in homage.

The villagers shuttered their windows and looked to their rosaries.
Fires were poked and stoked.
Candles were lit, casting flickery shadows in small spaces.

She walked swiftly, wrapped up well against the cold, keeping close to the walls.

It was done, and he was gone.

Good riddance to him.

I have no training in art or design – everything I do is from teaching myself. Most times it works, but sometimes it doesn’t. Every time it is fun and I’m still inspired to keep designing and making.

My first love is jewelry design but I occasionally find or create an image that I love enough to want to wear it or hang it on my wall – and that’s what you will see here on Red Bubble.

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 7 years ago

    oooh, eerie story, love this!!!

  • Melanie  Dooley
    Melanie Dooleyabout 7 years ago

    What came first – the image or the story?

  • AnnieD
    AnnieDabout 7 years ago

    Very effective…..both the image and the words!

  • Alina Holgate
    Alina Holgateabout 7 years ago

    I love the way you combine complementary but disparate images.

  • Damian
    Damianabout 7 years ago

    Cool work! Great mix of elements in the image, and great description!

  • Alisa Gonzalez
    Alisa Gonzalezabout 7 years ago

    wonderful imagery!

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerabout 7 years ago

    Love the creativity and those textures!

  • Thomas Dodd
    Thomas Doddabout 7 years ago

    powerful words and haunting imagery…
    instant fave!

  • leliathomas
    leliathomasabout 7 years ago

    This is really beautiful! It reminds me of something you’d see on a collectible card of some sort. Very nice colors, and I like the usage of typography.

  • Simon Mears
    Simon Mearsabout 7 years ago

    fantastic and hugely creative work. totally original as far as i can see..

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