“The Deadbolt.” A recurring dream of mine presented in movie trailer style…


The Deadbolt. It’s the classic tale of ‘she said, she said’ and the resulting community’s bloodbath.

After a spate of miscommunication and rumor, the few remaining dwellers are left stunned and reeling. Yet, there is still something out there trying to take them down. Blind quills pepper the ramparts nightly.

“It’s been a nightmare of epic proportions!” exclaims the gatekeeper.

“It’s like she’s sighted on our sealed fate,” comments the local scribe.

Local headline reads, “Moaning Roan Haunts Edge of Town.”

The Deadbolt. To be released soon! Don’t miss the new thriller from the director of “Attack of the Drama Queen!” Find out what’s on the other side!

Tonight’s post began with the writing prompt from OneWord.com. I had 60 seconds to write about the word “deadbolt.” This post is an outlandish work of fiction inspired by that minute-long exercise. I created the image on my iPad using OmniSketch. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved. Sent from my iPad

Rainy days, gloomy. Spirit’s always blooming.


Storming passion regardless of the weather.

I listened to a thunderstorm pass through what only an hour ago was a beautiful spring day. In honor of Six Word Saturday (and mothers stuck inside on rainy spring days), I created this image in Sumo Paint and finished it in Adobe Photoshop. Special thanks to the Lady Bloggers Society‘s Tea Party Social for keeping my mind out of the gutter.  

Cyber Soul Sister


A friendship sprouted and nurtured online. My dear Cyber Soul Sister, thanks for sharing your sassy script. 

This image was inspired by the NaBloPoMo writing prompt, “Discuss a friendship that has sprouted from interactions on the Internet.” I sketched this image on my iPad using OmniSketch then finished in Inkpad. Sent from my iPad.

Blooming Fishtank!

We woke up to 22 new fish. This afternoon we changed the big molly’s name from Clark to Susan.


Tonight’s animated post was inspired by the surprising appearance of new fish over the weekend. I doodled this quick animation in the spirit of how fast our four mollies became a school of 26.

To create this short piece, I used my new Bamboo Pen & Touch using Animator from the Bamboo Dock (just purchased today!). Download Animator for free at: http://bamboo.wacom.eu/minis/en/#/mini/Animator.