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The Jump, an illustrated microstory

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By taisteng   |   
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© 2020 taisteng
Digital art based on my own material
Still available as cover

Any warhorse could easily make that jump Annika knew but her horse was a very recent horse. In fact her brother had only been turned into a horse three hours ago by that wretched Witch of the East. He still sometimes stumbled over his own hooves, as ungainly as a newborn foal.
In the distance she could hear the werewolves of her stepbrother howl and Stephan himself would be running in front of the pack, eager for their blood.
"You can do it," she whispered in his huge ears. "It is no worse than jumping across a ditch and see how long your legs have grown!"
 
About Microstories:
A microstory is like the dust mote which forms the center of a snowflake. The reader has to fill in herself what happened before and after.
I often start a regular story with first a picture, then the microstory fragment and only then let it grow from both ends.

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Image size
3648x5472px 10.3 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/501 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
9 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 16, 2020, 3:12:13 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
Sensor Size
8mm
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