Progression #1

[Chapter One- “The Trail” — Part One of Six]

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[To be continued…] 

[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]

© 2012 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved


***[For my subscribers who do not read English]***


Jack Altomare had spent the morning in his art studio working on a new abstract ink drawing. He had originally planned on adding color to it, but was now enjoying it too much in black and white. He decided not to change it.

Jack stretched and yawned at the same time. His neck and lower back were sore from sitting hunched over for hours- It was time for a break. He sat the pen down next to an empty coffee mug and stood up from the drawing table.

Another drawing finished. He thought.


He turned and looked at the oversized clock hanging on the wall. Eleven o‘clock. Charlotte, his wife, would be at her job for at least another four hours.
Jack walked into the bedroom where he slipped out of his shorts and into a clean pair of blue jeans. He left the bedroom and picked his old boots up from the mat next to the front door. He sat down on the edge of the couch in the living room and laced them up.
It was time for a break. He tried to go on a walk everyday, weather permitting.


The cat was laying on the floor next to the couch with all four paws up in the air. Jack leaned over and scratched under his chin.
“I’ll be back in a little while, Hermes.” Jack said. “Guard the house for me until I return.”
The cat rolled over onto his side and closed his eyes.
Jack gathered a few personal items and grabbed a large bottle of purified water from the refrigerator. He briefly debated on calling Charlotte before heading out, then decided not to bother her while she was on the clock.


19 thoughts on “Progression #1

    1. Thanks, Richard! This is an approach that I’ve been debating on for a couple months now. I’m going to see how long I can keep these two series going while keeping them fresh and interesting. Have a great day over there!

  1. I’m curious! This could go so many different ways. My daughter just took a graphic novel class and it’s amazing the breadth in that format.Anxious to see what you do with it!

    1. Thanks– I’ve been writing and drawing since I was a little kid & comics / graphic novels were a big part of that, I studied with a few comic book pros and even inked a few that were published when I was 13-14 years old. I’d be drawing these by hand if I had more time!

  2. Love the style! The way you brought the story is so interesting. It might sound newbie but i’ve never come across this before. 🙂 of course we didn’t get much literature in high school either except for the classics.

    1. Thanks for the kind words– This is kind of a short story / photography / comic book hybrid of a series, if that makes sense! 🙂 The actual layout of the panels is different than anything I’ve seen on wordpress [And I subscribe to a few hundred blogs]– This one might go on for a few weeks, maybe longer… Glad you enjoy it, have a great day!

    1. Thanks, man! I’m glad you enjoyed it– There are many different tales in the archives and many more still to come. Thanks for reading and have a good one!

  3. the day a cat will guard a house…. 🙂

    sounds like a good story in building, artworks are amazing.

    can i request you one thing? if you have sticky page option, will you make an index of the pages of this story in serial so we can access them through that post methodically? reading them at a time, on one day is impossible for those like who have started it this late so…

    1. Thank you for the kind words and the advice! I might consider doing that, but the links to all of the parts are also on the right side of the screen under the ‘Archives’ list. Thanks for reading and keep up the great work! 🙂

      1. i guess the archives will be a better idea 🙂

        i have a feeling that the story will turn out to be amazing but i have just read two parts and i dont believe in huffing and panting through the corridors of creativity.

  4. Finally time to visit other blogs! This new story in a comic book format looks promising! A lot to catch up here, up to progression 20 🙂 Regards!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Blaga! This story has been slowly unfolding and expanding on me and so I’ve just decided to give it free reign– I have a basic plot for it [Created with very large and vague brush strokes], but, for the most part, I usually have no definite plans / ideas for the next installment until I sit down to create it! Have a great day! 🙂

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