Amanda finished up
on her blog and then an Idea came to her. In her last post, she had to look for
a creative commons image again. What if she could make a deal with Trisha?
She closed up her
laptop and headed towards Trisha's apartment.
She knocked on
Trisha's door. She heard some rummaging for a few moments until finally, the
Trisha saw Amanda
and smiled. Amanda noticed that Trisha had her hair pulled back tight into a
bun. Seeing her best friend like this gave her a déjà vu moment.
Trisha said and stepped aside. "Come right in!"
Amanda stepped and
was greeted with the smell of fresh acrylic paint. "I see you were
painting today. I didn't mean to intrude."
problem," Trisha said. I was actually finishing up." Trisha gestured
towards one that looked like the lake they recently visited.
Amanda walked over
and looked at it. Trisha stood off to her left by some paintings that were
covered by fabric.
Trisha," Amanda said, "This is really nice."
"Well there are
some details that I need to add, but it's almost done." Trisha responded,
"It's my first non-fantasy painting."
Amanda was barely
listening. She was busy thinking of how explain her idea.
"I was wondering if I can take a picture of it," Amanda asked
finally, "Then can use it for my blog. Of course I'll give you
"Sure!" Trisha said after thinking about it, "Then you can make
a page with all of my art info."
Amanda stopped and
looked at Trisha. "Wait, you don't have a website?"
"Maybe I should have one?"
Amanda looked back
at the painting. She did notice something a little odd about the covered
paintings behind Trisha. She looked back at Trisha again and that oddity was no
Amanda sighed, but
not out of frustration. It seems that she's been seeing strange things a lot
"When you are
done, come over and I'll set one up for you. Better yet, we'll use one of those
art sites. You are more likely to be noticed, especially if you interact with
the community. You'll have to install the app for the site so you can chat on
your phone." Amanda said, "As it turns out that you were right, my
blog is getting a lot of hits, so if I use your artwork, I can link to your art
page, you may get a lot of hits, too."
"Okay, now that
would be awesome!" Trisha said.
"I'll go back
to my apartment," Amanda said, "and do a little more research on the
site. Show up when you are ready." With that she headed out the door.
When Amanda reached
her apartment door, she stopped to think about the covered art that looked odd
at first. One of the paintings were not covered but then when Amanda looked
back, it was.
What was so familiar about the painting? she
wondered to herself. She turned the key and opened the door, then stopped.
The painting was the
face of the creature that she thought she saw in the corner of her room the day
Amanda brushed it
off. It looked like the creature, but
she didn't really get a good look at it. Her brain had been playing tricks on
her a lot lately, after all.