Here’s a cute little commission I did last month for a friend. Her English grandmother tells a series of stories about a crew of characters living in a compost heap. I love the names, too– Jackie Ant, Belinda Butterfly, Walter Wasp, Crunchy Mouse (my favorite), Earnest Earwig, and The Robin. My friend and her sisters wanted to surprise her with this framed illustration for her birthday. How adorable is that?
You’ve got to be
kidding if you think we can all fit in there.
The Doctor cast a grim look at the back of the taxi Jackie
managed to call to take them into town. Clouds were rolling in and the wind off
the beach was biting, and he hated to admit that he was starting to get
Jackie sat herself on the far side of the backseat and
tugged Rose in beside her, leaving an open seat for the Doctor that was barely
wide enough for even his narrow hips.
“Get in already,” Jackie yelled. “It’s freezing out! Bloody
The Doctor quickly slid into the seat beside Rose, shivering
when the heat from her thigh seeped into his. But she didn’t look uncomfortable,
nor did she try to move away (if anything, she leaned closer to him, making him
near giddy with delight), so he gradually relaxed his muscles and enjoyed the
contact he’d so sorely missed over the years.