Progression #45

[Chapter Twelve- “The Journal” [V.II] — Part Four of Six]

progression number forty-five

{To be continued…}

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

© 2012 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved


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June 1st (Continued) –
I walked the short distance from the courthouse to Aosoth’s gallery downtown. I went inside and moved quietly down the main hallway. Someone had left the door to her office open.
Time to get this show on the road.
Natasha was sitting upon a chair near the middle of the room with her eyes closed. If she had heard me coming she showed no indication of it.
I was puzzled by the fact that sunlight was pouring in through two windows and yet everything


within the room was obscured by darkness.
“What can I do for you, Mr. Altomare?” Natasha said. She still had not opened her eyes.
“I- I just wanted to let you know that we have a deal. Under one condition -”
“Oh? And what would that be?”
“I will only do the show if I am able to speak directly to a member of Hellfire Global.”
I watched her response – First the side of her face twitched, then the corners of her mouth twisted up to form something like a smile.


“I am impressed.” She said. “And don’t worry, if you create the type of pieces I requested in the email they will want to speak to you.”
A chill ran up my spine. “Very well.” I said. “I will be returning to my studio now.”
I was walking out of the room when I paused to look at a piece of “art” on the wall next to the door – Three skulls from an animal that I could not identify were displayed within a transparent box. This is art to these people? Why was it always about death and depravity instead of beauty and majesty?


6 thoughts on “Progression #45

    1. Thanks, MJ! I took a few days off from everything [And was debating on taking a few weeks, originally]. But I just couldn’t stay away- I decided it was time to fully commit myself to these stories and take them to the end! Have a great day! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Juliette! I spend a lot of time on some of these- Picking out settings for parts of the story, clothing and lighting are both considered, and then I apply / manipulate digital art into about 70% of them as well before they are complete. Some pages start with the photos and then the writing is added while others will start with the writing only and I’ll be forced to venture out, away from my studio- Searching for just the right shot… Thanks for reading and have a great holiday!

  1. Here’s my advice: Don’t trust Natasha– there’s something about the way she crosses her legs…

    Of course if she’s got one of my illustrations on her wall, she can’t be all bad… : )

    1. Hmmm, yes I see what you mean… You’re right, probably not to be trusted! I’m not sure if any of your work was in there or not, I’ll have to check! Thanks for reading and hope you have a great holiday season!

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