Hare and Snail and the Spirit Tree
'Hare and Snail and The Spirit Tree' was developed through Inktober21. If you are not aware of the Inktober Challenge, it is an annual challenge for artists, illustrators and general people who like to draw. Each October, challenge founder Jake Parker releases a series of 31 random words, for which, the participators create an illustration. I had been using this project to develop Hare & Snail, in 2020 I wrote rhyming couplets to go with the illustrations. in 2021, I wanted to write a coherent story, but remaining true to the order of the Inktober words as they were released.
This is a section of the story developed. There is a book available to purchase from my store.
"What a great idea, this really is such fun! There's nothing like catching snowflakes and melting them on your tongue!"
The Moon is a rock that moves around us, the planet's natural satellite, following the Sun around the Earth, turning day into night.
There he was, a magnificent bird, dressed in the deepest blue. "Hello there Raven" said the Hare, "We've been looking for you".
"Oh Hare, look what I've found, ammonites, my ancestors of old!"
"I come from a family of molluscs, from Precambrian times, I'm told".
Hare and Snail and the Spirit Tree is available from my store.