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Study Like Athena Pencils by ToBeQuiteFrank Study Like Athena Pencils :icontobequitefrank:ToBeQuiteFrank 2 0 How to Support Your Favourite Artists by ToBeQuiteFrank How to Support Your Favourite Artists :icontobequitefrank:ToBeQuiteFrank 1 0 The House of Night by ToBeQuiteFrank The House of Night :icontobequitefrank:ToBeQuiteFrank 3 5
The Sea Witch's Revenge | Part III
The next day Roger didn’t cross paths with Jimmy once. Given the size of their school, this was a cause of mild concern. Perhaps Jimmy had made it home only to realise he was insane and hallucinating mythological creatures and skipped school to recover. That’s what Roger had considered. But at the end of the day, as Roger headed for the gates, Jimmy caught up with him.
‘Granddad gave me this.’ Jimmy pulled a small bronze telescope from his pocket. ‘I told him everything, and he admitted he had a ‘brief romantic encounter’ with a sea witch at some point during the 1940s. I refused to ask any more questions. He said that explained why I had refused to go fishing with him for the last six months. He was quite relieved, actually, he thought I was distracted over a girl.’
‘What a relief,’ Roger agreed. They did not speak again until they reached the beach.
There she was, lurking in the surf. Her hair, on second viewing, appeared to
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The Sea Witch's Revenge | Part II
‘Are you here to steal the coral?’
‘Maybe,’ Roger replied. Jimmy stuffed his hands in his pockets.
‘That coral carries a curse. If you touch it, you’ll never be able to go near the sea again.’
Roger found he was not surprised. In fact, if he examined his feelings, he would discover that he was more shocked that Jimmy knew his name.
‘I can prove there’s a curse,’ Jimmy said after one of those awkward silences that gets worse the longer you leave it. ‘I mean, if you want to know I’m not lying.’
‘All right.’ Roger followed Jimmy down the path he had taken from the beach as seagulls danced above them. Not ten feet from the shingle, Jimmy stopped. He gazed at the horizon as he waited for Roger to understand.
‘You got cursed,’ Roger realised. ‘You… can’t go near the sea anymore?’ To be honest, they were
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The Sea Witch's Revenge | Part I
Once upon a time, there was a boy who wanted to be a merman. He knew it was supposed to be the other way around — a mermaid wanting to become human — but the heart what it wants, and he wanted to own a tail, breathe underwater, and talk to fish.
After years of longing and days walking along the windswept grey harbour and unforgiving grey beach of his miniature coastal town, a chance encounter brought him a step closer to achieving his only desire. As he trudged home from school along the shore, boots hitting pebbles a hair’s breadth away from the water, a voice interrupted his thoughts.
‘Child, will you do me a favour?’
He whirled around and found himself nose to nose with a… a crone?
‘I’m a sea hag, dear,’ said the creature soothingly as if she (it?) could read his thoughts. ‘You know, a standard mythological being of the ocean with various magical powers and a penchant for deals with humans.’ Her chalky skin was speckl
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Everyday Acts of Murder: Dog Walking
On good days, Marlborough Park field was just the right side of pretty. Sun glinted off fences and goalposts while bright, bushy grass hid litter and dog excrement from immediate view. Although Marlborough Park was just off a main road, the traffic was strangely muffled, and walking one’s dog around the park’s perimeter was often surprisingly meditative. One could almost, almost, be somewhere other than a field with a large amount of dog excrement. On bad days, like today, Marlborough Park was hell. Rain beat down on Susie’s glasses while wind whipped her hood off her head. Her left Wellington boot had resigned its duties and she could feel mud seeping through her sock. She could hardly hear traffic, but that was only because the wind howled as it flew through the park, lashing rain in every direction as thunder clapped in the distance.
Diana, Susie’s large mastiff-crossed-with-something-else-big, had bounded into the car that morning without a sec
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Everyday Acts of Murder: Gardening
Finding a corpse in his compost heap was not what Graham Peters expected to do when he embarked on an afternoon of gardening one spring Sunday, but he had to admit it was more intriguing than deadheading.
Which was a funny choice of words, given that the corpse was dismembered.
A limb here, a digit there… he could count almost as many body parts as he could grass cuttings and vegetable peelings. He was grateful for the vegetable waste; it seemed to have soaked up most of the blood.
When he rang the police, there was an element of doubt in the voice of the young operator. Well, she might not have been all that young, but Graham suspected only a rookie would allow surprise to creep into their voice when repeating ‘there’s a chopped-up body in my compost bin.’
When the police arrived and trudged down the garden to inspect the scene, they concurred with Graham’s original assessment of disembodiment. In fact, they even suggested that the deed was done with gard
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Everyday Acts of Murder: Housework
‘Reg, dear, would you mind doing the washing up?’ Clarissa asked her husband as he slouched on the sofa. The TV was showing something sport-related, and the volume was one notch higher than Clarissa found comfortable.
‘The washing up,’ Clarissa repeated. ‘It’s just that Robbie and Hannah will be here soon.’ In fact, they would be here in precisely one hundred and forty minutes, allowing for traffic. Which meant that Clarissa had one hundred and forty minutes to finish making dessert, chop the vegetables, adjust the leg of lamb that had been simmering in the oven for hours already, have a shower and do her hair. And do the washing up. ‘I’ve done three lots already, and we’re going to need the counter space.’ What they really needed was a dishwasher and a kitchen that wasn’t the size of a small prison cell, but as Reg did not personally cook he couldn’t understand why his wife’s deepest
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Everyday Acts of Murder: Driveways
  ‘Did you know,’ Elisa announced from her perch at the bay window, duster hanging limply from one hand, ‘that number seven down the road have four cars? A Beetle, a transit van and a Range Rover. And a Beetle.’ Her husband, Anthony, wasn’t sure if the family at number seven had a fondness for Beetles or if Elisa’s contact lenses needed a new prescription. Either way, Mr. and Mrs. Number Seven’s teenage offspring needed to be thrown from the nest before they could purchase any more vehicles. ‘Oh,’ Elisa added, ‘across the road have their Mercedes back, and Theresa next door has got the carers in for her mum, so you’ll probably have to park along another road later. Don’t bother looking for spaces here.’
  In the five years since the couple across the road had moved in, Anthony and Elisa had never once received a hello, a Christmas card or an introduction. Anthony thought the wife
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Ficlet/Flash Fiction
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1 bookmark. Please specify the phrase and colours you'd like as well as the font if possible. Will take roughy one week. For multiple bookmarks, please either commission me multiple times or send me a note and we can work something out - three will be 1500 points, etc.


Psst if you have 3 minutes this evening please help me out with some market research about Patreon and crowdfunding. Totally anonymous. Thank you!…
Hey hey, 

It was my birthday this week so I thought I'd celebrate by doing something nice. Get 40% off my Folksy, NuMonday and Etsy shops until Monday 17th September!

xo F.
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I stand on stools to reach high shelves, write a blog and sometimes make some arty things. Newer fan fictions are up here as well.

You can commission work and suggest stories by supporting me on Patreon:

MCR fans: I'm also the girl who runs The Webways, so if you have any questions or submissions, send me a note!


PS If you're going to download or use my work without paying a few pence for a non-watermarked download in my Etsy shop, please don't tell me in a comment when I link you the download. If you don't want to pay people for their job that's your business, but at least have the manners not to rub it in my face, yeah?


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Cerulaen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the watch, I really appreciate it!!
ToBeQuiteFrank Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
horsecrazy89 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the fave!
ToBeQuiteFrank Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! I actually featured it on an MCR fansite I run, as our MCRmy art of the week for this week (on's Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook's pages. I credited you of course. :)). I liked the colouring. :)
horsecrazy89 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow! Thank you so much!
ToBeQuiteFrank Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :)
keh-arts Featured By Owner May 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you for watching my gallery! :)
ToBeQuiteFrank Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :) I bought a postcard from your Etsy last year (the one with the spider) and your work's really cute so I looked you up here too!
keh-arts Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you very much! I'm really glad you like it, I keep meaning to do some more little cartoons like that : D
ToBeQuiteFrank Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
I liked that it's pretty much every internal conversation I have when there's a spider in the room... maybe you should do a sequel where it takes 45 minutes to pluck up the courage to put it in a glass and set it free/put it out the window!
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