October begins Inktober, a month-long challenge created by artist Jake Parker in 2009. I just learned about Inktober through a Twitter hashtag. Apart from the occasional doodle, I’m not an inker so I’ll not be putting up ink drawings this month, but I’ll be checking for yours. My finger is itching to click ♥.
Search for #InKtober and #Inktober2019 on Twitter.
In the spirit of the challenge, here’s an end-of-summer doodle by yours truly–one of my favorites from last year. The original drawing incorporated my friend, The Fool, pictured to the right.
Who’s game for a road trip?
Don’t Go Away Yet!
Today is a blog hop day! Every first Wednesday of the month, the IWSG poses an optional question. I chose to pass on this month’s question, but you can read it here, IWSG Sign-up, and find a list of bloggers who are participating in today hop.
Be sure to pay a visit to October’s hard-working IWSG co-hosts, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Mary Aalgaard, Madeline Mora-Summonte, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!, as well as Alex J. Cavanaugh, the IWSG’s founder, who always has gobs of member news to share.
And finally … a bit of unabashed, self-promotion:
Overnight, users of the popular social networking site, Know-Me, acquire a duplicate, but dissimilar, identity. Though he claims to be shocked by the doubles’ debut, Know-Me’s CEO, Jason Vrabek, has impressed even himself with this latest testament to his genius. He swears his company has not launched a massive social experiment, something Know-Me has been accused of in the past. While experts investigate the phenomenon, the doubles engage with their counterparts, and Vrabek collects the data.
Alice Merkanowsky, an ordinary office worker, is enthralled with her duplicate self, the glamorous wife of a celebrity chef. Her thrill soon turns into an obsession which strains her marriage, and threatens her grip on reality.
Alice isn’t the only Know-Me casualty. Hoax, or not, the phenomenon triggers consequences that are frighteningly real, even for Vrabek who soon finds himself outmatched by his own genius double.
A science fiction short story. Buy KNOW ME here.
Thanks for reading to the end!