I have all these photos of a wicker maze built locally, and it’s a really striking construction and there is virtually no way that it doesn’t end in serial killers, so I wanted to fiddle with book cover design using the photos. I have not written this book and have no immediate plans to.
I dunno about the middle font. It may be too lighthearted. You know when people build giant mazes out of wicker that somebody’s gonna die.
*INSERT NOT THE BEES JOKE HERE*
Thoughts welcome! I’m not sure about this one, though it does read pretty well at teeny size, if you ask me.
I can’t quite express how wild the oakleaf hydrangea is right now. It has these big loose cones of flowers, but the inside of the cones are clouds of stamens dripping pollen. Honeybees are swarming all over them, rolling around in it, covered in yellow. There’s a few flower beetles and so forth, but I think our neighbor’s entire hive of honeybees is here.
Image located in the file “Horribly Dangerous.” Following discussion (see transcript) it was refiled under “Sid’s Crap.”
The large stack of post-it notes and written correspondence that accumulated on this image made filing unwieldy. Transcript provided. Where chronological order could not be determined, best guess made by Intern Brittany, which would be easier if more people wrote their name on their notes.
Sid, what is this?
Horrible creepy kid statue, obvs. -Sid
Why is it in this file?
Look at it! You know it eats people or moves at night or giggles or something. -Sid
Do you have proof?
I actually agree with Sid on this one
Your opinion is noted. I repeat, Sid, do you have any proof?
Did you look at it?-Sid
The world is full of creepy statues. They don’t all eat people.
Most of them do. -Sid
No, they don’t.
Do so. – Sid
Can we have Marla smash it anyway?
Marla says she didn’t spend twenty years get pepper sprayed on the picket lines to go around destroying lawn ornaments.
–Break in correspondance. Accompanying stains indicate someone spilled tea and mopped it up with notes–
Well, something ate the Brogans. – Sid
Unless you can prove it was this statue, you have to file the photo somewhere else.
Fine. When this thing is writing “Hide and Seek” on the wall in our guts, just remember I told you so. – Sid
That threat was really effective the first five hundred times.
I still think we should smash it.
Transcript of notes prepared by Intern Brittany, June, 15pd, filed accordingly.
Image found in a file folder in the historical society archives, under “Miscellaneous.” Other items filed under “Miscellaneous” include numerous manuals for appliances, somebody’s tax return (you know who you are), an extremely moldy grilled cheese sandwich and a birdhouse completely covered in duct tape.
The birdhouse was removed and filed more safely. The sandwich was thrown away.
When their humans left, the houses were left to fend for themselves. Most sank into a state perhaps analogous to a coma, uncaring of what became of them or of what wildlife nested in their eaves.
Some houses attempted to attract or entrap more residents. These were for the most part easily avoided. Mourning dove carcasses would pile up inside the front door, and any explorer who ignored a large stack of dead birds was considered to deserve whatever happened to them.
A few, enraged at their abandonment, became frankly dangerous and had to be burned. In those cases, even the remains of foundations were believed have an unpleasant effect upon the sensitive.
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