Hiding in Plain Sight: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Jennifer Pendergast

Photo copyright Jennifer Pendergast

Hiding in Plain Sight

Uncle Larry counted down: “… three, two, one. Ready or not, here I come!” They were playing hide-and-seek. Donny loved this game, loved it best when Uncle Larry played with him.

Running across the park, Donny stopped behind the metal art sculpture, not wanting to hide too hard. The sooner he was found, the sooner Uncle Larry would lift Donny up, setting him on his shoulders and run around in circles, jiggling him up and down. Uncle Larry would comment on how big Donny was getting and they’d tumble to the ground, laughing.

Donny loved playing hide-and-seek with his Uncle Larry.

To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

Impossible Sketches

When I was trying to teach myself how to draw, I bought several drawing books. I didn’t do much with most of them for a long time. Now that I’m taking drawing lessons and have learned a little bit, I’m returning to those books and trying out a few things. I drew these two sketches based on instructions from How to Draw Cool Stuff by Catherine V. Holmes.

The Impossible Triangle

The Impossible Triangle

I decided to try my watercolor pencils to shade the heart. I don’t really know how to use the watercolor pencils, but I read the instructions and took Nike’s advice: Just Do It. I made the heart into a Valentine’s Day card for hubby.

The Impossible Heart

The Impossible Heart

Rhinoceros Sketches

I sketched a rhinoceros based on the image in the book The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals by Joe Weatherly.


Next I decided to sketch a closeup, on my own: no video, no book, no instructions. This isn’t as detailed as I wanted it to be. It was hard. Actually, they are all hard for me and take a lot of effort. I look forward to drawing this again, when I have more experience.