Really, I think my stories are just that, stories. And I make pictures to go with them, sometimes. I’m still a little shy of calling myself an artist. But here’s the picture that goes with the fantasy short story I’m publishing this week. Still making up my mind on the title. It could be Wood and Iron, the Dwarf’s Dryad, or even the Garden Thief. I changed the main character’s name from Acer, the species name, to Maple, thinking most readers wouldn’t make the connection. What do you think?