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The Poppy Journals...Red... by © Janis Zroback

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Nick was the first to recover…the oldest of the group, he was the most level headed…
Was it a man or a woman on the phone?”
I couldn’t tell…the voice was muffled”.
Fran started to wring her hands…
That’s it..I’m getting out of here…I’m going home
Not so fast…you’re in this as much as we are…you can’t just leave” protested Nick..
But who is Poppy and why is someone calling for her here?…not many people know we are here and why
Maybe Poppy is a man…have you thought of that?….scoffed Max, always the one to put the worst slant on things…”or maybe it’s a password_"..
A password? why? … what for? Anne was clearly terrified as she whispered..”what are we going to do_?"
Well the first thing we are going to do is stop being scared…for all we know this entire thing is a harmless botanical treatise, and the call for Poppy a coincidence”.. said Nick…
He turned to the package of paintings on the table and took out the first one..
We must look at these and go over everything right from the beginning
But there is no one here called there? persisted Maddy the youngest of the group…
They all looked at each other…
Then after a minute or two of silence…”Of course there isn’t_" said Rob hesitantly…
“_But do we know that for sure_? asked Bella as she looked around at us standing near the table…the paintings were still spread out….we had only looked at the first one when the call came asking for Poppy….
We would have known that long before this…we’ve been here over four weeks now…surely we’d know if there was a Poppy among us
At this Nat let out a shout of laughter….“Poppy among us?…Poppy among us?…there are tons of Poppies among us…you only have to look at the table to see them”…his laughter ended on a hysterical note..
By the way what did you say to the person?” asked Jenny..
I told them there was no one here by that name and they just hung up
Well whoever it was will know they got the wrong number and we won’t hear any more…meanwhile lets get cracking on this
They came over to the table astonished to see that the new painting Nick uncovered was totally red…
“_Is, is that a Georgia “O Keefe_” breathed Maddy..
No silly…what would an O’Keefe painting be doing here of all places…any way it isn’t really like hers…look at the way the petals are outlined
But look it says Georgia at the bottom” screeched Ann excitedly…
Craning over Nicks shoulder, they saw the name Georgia scribbled below the large red Poppy…
Then was that the secret? had they uncovered a stash of O’Keefe paintings no one knew existed?
Hey before you get carried away…what makes you think it’s the same Georgia” asked Max….
It could be some other Georgia…and why would her paintings be here anyway?”
Maybe someone stole them and brought them here…maybe they’re still bringing them here and that’s why we got the package last night” Maddy’s eyes gleamed…she was always filled with romantic ideas and most of the time she was ignored, but this time Nick actually said..
“_You might just have something there Maddy
" he said, looking at her at her consideringly…
Then what about the phone call
" jeered Max…
Yes the phone call..they had forgotten the phone call…now their fears returned full force

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I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    My apologies to Georgia O’Keefe

  • Luke Brannon
    Luke Brannonover 4 years ago

    gorgeous colors! envelopes you whole…

  • Thanks so much Luke…very nice of you to say so….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 4 years ago

    This is just gorgeous Janis……I love it!! It glows!!!

  • Thank you so much Elizabeth…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Big, bold and beautiful. This is wonderful, I feel like I can walk into the middle of it.

  • What a lovely compliment Ann…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wonderful close up look at this wonderful beauty Janis.great colours and tonesenveloping . georgia ,interesting well done !LIZ)))

  • The plot thickens….I wrote this episode as usual, just before I published the painting….I am really getting into the story and can actually see them around the table…thanks so much Liz…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Janis, the writing too. You go me hooked from the first line

  • Thanks so much Angela….I’m thrilled that it resonates with you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    What Angela said! I love this macro!

  • I’m really happy you like it Leslie…thank you so much..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous myLady xox

  • Thank you so much DD….always nice to see you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    I can see the similarities tied to Georgia………….one look at the petals says it all…………
    Imagine finding lost work of hers……………..
    beautifully done wahini.

  • Lovely of you to say so KJ….thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

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