"Get in here child!" the grandmother yelled from the back porch. "Just look at you covered in mud. And your hair! Jaysus, it looks like rats have been sucking on it!" "But Gran, I don't want to come in. The night is just setting and there's magic out there" the little girl said, sticking out her chin and pointing towards the muddy fields behind the house. "I don't want to hear it! Do what I tell you, or the devil will take you in your sleep!" the grandmother yelled, balling up her fists and shaking her head at the heathen she was left to raise.
So the little girl climbed the broken steps up to the loft knowing that she'd sneak out later that night and the devil be damned.
"Ralph, Ralph. Do you smell that?" asked the little creature. "I don't smell anything Harry." responded the other. "Well I do. And it stinks of human." said the first one.
"Wait, wait" said Ralph as he raised his nose towards the sky and took a big sniff. "Yes, yes, it's her. It's the little one." and a smile lit his eyes. "Oh well, no bother then. She's one of us." said Harry.
And the little girl, feet wet with nights dew, squatted down to peer beneath the nights cap and breathed dust that fell like magic to the ground.
These little guys are Jackalopes from Reaper Miniatures and were sculpted by Julie Guthrie. They stand at about 10mm and despite their small size, were quite an easy paint. These are not BONES, they are metal miniatures.
The mushrooms were sculpted for me by a lovely gentleman by the name of Al, who is from Texas. You will be seeing more of his mushrooms in future and some of those mushrooms have faces. They are quite unlike anything you have seen before.
I based this on a cap from a pint of milk using ballast, flowers from Scenic Express and fallen leaves from Secret Weapon.
Well folks it's Monday and I don't know about you, but I'm glad to be upright and vertical. So spend some time today enjoying the feel of the blood rushing through your veins, for one day, it will stop.