Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved The year is 1940; you are 12 years old. Your best friend, Jack, suggests the two of you explore the house, abandoned for many years, standing out by the field where you & the other fellows play ball. You hesitate; one night while headed home, Billy Gardner reportedly saw the spectre of a man in a top hat & tails in the broken window of the study; other boys have gone, intending to enter, & been frightened off by the loud creaking & groaning of the porch stairs as they step on them. But the most famous story is the one of the ghost that haunts the third floor & the attic; supposedly it has been seen through window in the stairwell travelling both up and down. 'Come on, be a sport,' Jack says. 'Those stories are a lot of hooey.' You nod OK, but your heart thumps hard in your chest as afternoon gives way to twilight &, armed with your trusty flashlights, you & Jack climb the porch stairs; there is no sound but the chirping of the crickets in the nearby field. Jack pushes the front door open & you enter, shining your lights this way & that to illuminate as much of the interior of the house as possible; so far so good. You wander around, peeking into the parlor, the dining room, the back antechamber & finally, the kitchen. There's not a sign of anything spectral. Jack spies the back stairs leading up from the kitchen. 'Here we go!' he laughs & heads up the stairs. There's nothing much on the second floor, just bedrooms & a playroom. 'Time to find the ghost!' cries Jack, after your lights have revealed nothing but some old furniture, dust & cobwebs. He heads back down the hall to the stairway. 'Jack,' you whisper, though why you feel compelled to whisper you're not quite sure, 'let's just -' Jack shines his light full in your face & gives you a withering look; you shut up. And there you are, on the landing between the third floor & the attic. In front of you, a closed door; to your left, the stairs. Which way do you go?
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.