Enjoying your work?
It was early; too early, under normal circumstances.
Dan took his axe out of the shed and started walking away from the cottage at about four in the morning. By 4:30 he’d come to a section of the valley that was sparsely populated—it had the fewest trees, the least swans or hummingfish. The stream didn’t even run near here.
He stood before a truffula, staring at the pattern of the trunk and the color of the tuft, eyes narrowed into a glare.
“This is all because of you,” he said. He wasn’t talking to the tree.
“This is all your fault,” he said, raising the axe.
“This wouldn’t have happened if you’d never existed,” he said, bringing the blade around with a powerful swing. The metal bit deep into the trunk, the shock of the blow reverberating all up his arms, into his shoulders, and deep into his chest.
“You’re worthless,” he said, tearing the axe out and bringing it around again.
“You might—” and again, “—just as well—” and again, “—die!”
The axe dropped from his aching hands, and he stumbled back, wiping his forehead.
The truffula was downed, hacked into pieces. He’d chopped it to almost nothing, nearly unrecognizable chunks of bark and tuft.
A cough shook him, and when he pulled his hand away there was a little smudge of red on his knuckles. Snarling, he left it there and retrieved the axe, going and finding the next nearest tree.
He raised the axe.
“This is all your fault,” he said.
I had to do a Digital Imaging assignment with my mouse today because of the previously mentioned issue with my tablet pen. Is there any way to use photoshop and have it not hurt like hell? Spent about an hour doing some basic stuff and now my hand aches.
Also posting Dino-Accountant I “drew” for class because I think he looks rather fetching in his glasses.