This is cover art I did for the Long Hidden Anthology: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
I wanted it to kind of look like this area had been submerged for a long time but was just recently drained out (either through a mechanism or through magic), revealing hidden monuments and a path for the group to use to escape the burning city in the background.
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After The CallTangerine Dream's song, "After The Call", brings to mind the last marathon runner, struggling to finish after the race has been called, the officials and crowds gone home, and no one is left to care whether he crosses the place where the finish line used to be, but himself. It is a song of undaunted determination in the face of unseen odds and apparent failure, a triumph of the spirit known only to the runner and his maker. As you can guess, I identify with this image, and perhaps a few of you do too. We believe we can do great things, yet we stumble and doubt ourselves when we, despite our best efforts, fail to rise above what we see as mediocrity. We do not judge by God's standards, but by human standards, and do not forgive ourselves for being merely human, less than others who accomplish more in worldly terms. Maybe it's time to celebrate those in our lives whose steady works go unnoticed, whose words while others are critical, are kind and uplifting, and realize that perhaps it'sHave a blessed day! -Debra