by Rick St. Dennis
Background Lake house
for Mischief Circus
On the other side of the lake life was going on almost as normal. Dr Doom was responsible for the upkeep of the waterways in these parts and he would have to report back to the town council about the missing wildlife. There were a few water rats missing but really no-one seemed that bothered. The Roach were swimming around delivering messages and the Carp were keeping a watchful eye on the Kingfisher babies. One had been lost yesterday morning and the parents were distraught. Amongst the families who had chosen to stay it was known and accepted that the Water Snakes would take one or two babies or the infirm voles so they had no reason to lie. Kingfisher Baby hadn't been written up on the Menu and snacks such as these would not have been wasted. It was becoming very unsettling. When the old Rat also went missing a search party was assembled. the area where the rats went to die was empty. The Buzzards were asked if they had cleared up, the Snakes sssaid they hadn't feasted on rat for weeks. Some of the larger teen rats were ready for a fight so to keep them away from the more tranquil areas the voles were trying to persuade them to swim across the lake at dusk when the sun was dipping into the reeds and the glow started to light up the boathouse. Much muttering was heard as the rats tried to get a better deal but eventually three of them started out, swimming strongly against the pull of the reeds which felt like hundreds of tiny fingers grasping and tangling around their feet.. one rat tried to scream as he was pulled under the surface but nothing escaped him but a gasp.
This is for the Smeared and Smudged wonderfully spooky hop. If you are hopping you should have arrived here from the amazing Maureen and your next stop is the fantastic Domino Art Have fun Mwahaha
Noooo - getting spookier!ReplyDelete
Uh oh...things are heating up..heheReplyDelete
Great character, and FANTASTIC taleReplyDelete
His overalls are so adorably putrid. I love the color. He definitely fits in that swampReplyDelete
These stories are getting weirder I love that Sue very well doneReplyDelete
Oh dear! What's in the water? Great coloring and that background is especially spooky! xxDReplyDelete
Oh no poor ratty! Love the picture, very eery.ReplyDelete
oh I am going to have a fit! the stories you tell are awesome I want the whole story..Did you not know I love to be entertained? your stories should be published!!!! you are a awesome story teller Sue..now hurry write more on this one..hahahaha i love it. and your piece is fabulous. wow! I can almost feel the moisture from the mist.ReplyDelete
oh and Happy Day Four
Dr. Doom is amazing and your story has me worrying about the teen rats! Now that is a story teller master that can do that :) hugs xxReplyDelete
Dr. Doom is awesome!!!ReplyDelete
Uh, what a super creepy image and the background is perfect for him. Fabulous!ReplyDelete
Great piece today! I think this one is my favorite so far.ReplyDelete
Love the misty background and a super image!ReplyDelete
Oh my. Your Dr. Doom is fantastic and the background is so perfect. Oh dear. What could have happened to that young rat?ReplyDelete
Been waiting for this all day Sue! Fab scene and story as ever...ReplyDelete
What a spooky scene this is, this mist and Dr Doom are so wickedly cool in a creepy sorta way!ReplyDelete
ssssssomething is afoot and it's not good.ReplyDelete
Love your scene. Really ghoulish.
thanks for sharing.
Love your Dr Doom Sue....poor little rat though, what devilry is afoot in the swamp tonight?ReplyDelete
I am absolutely adoring your story Sue! Thankyou xxReplyDelete
DR Doom dancing on the coiled rope.... EEEKKK!!! Eerie scene!ReplyDelete
a halloween must have, all crafters need to read and see your work.. spookylicious xReplyDelete
Fantastic coloring job. The foggy background is perfection!ReplyDelete
How do you sleep at night with these stories in your head dying to get out?