Yay, I finished the thing for the contest! :D :D :D
Heeere is the picture:
And heeeere is my entry:
While we’re on the subject, I might as well give you some character reference.
Don’t look at the pictures below until after you read the story, if you plan on reading the story. I don’t want you getting an image stuck in your head. I want these characters to sort of remain as however you picture them while you’re reading. That’s a different approach for me. Usually I’m very specific with character attributes, but not tonight!
I also wanted to keep an air of mystery about the story, and that’s kind of lost if you have a crystal clear image in your mind for everything–that includes what kind of character(s) feature in it–right from the start. So I do urge you to read that thing first.
Anyway… you may scroll down if you wish to see my idea of the female protagonist… (Unless you already scrolled down to see the pictures first thing, in which case you are an impatient ruffian and I must chide you for being too much like me for your own good.)
Yes, that’s Summer Glau of Firefly. And I did get a little “River” with her POV, but that’s just how it goes. Of course, with the generally unhappy theme of this piece, you should have a less cheerful Summer image to go along with it.
I don’t have a really distinct idea of the *cough*spoilers*cough* guy at the end… but I do know what the wolfy wolf looks like!
There. Wolfy wolf. And nooo, I absolutely did not go and grab the first Google image result for “wolf” that popped up. I looked quite long and hard for a wolf with just the right amount of fluff around his neck, a serious enough expression, and the right coloring. [THIS IS NOT SARCASM.] I was very specific in my wolf characterization! That must count for something!
Are you still wanting a picture of that man at the end? Well I don’t have one. I can’t think of an actor who resembles the image in my mind. If you insist on making me find a picture, you’re going to get this…
…because I really have no reference picture. So enjoy that hobbity picture! Oh, sorry Gimli… enjoy that heroic picture of Middle Earthly orc slayers!