Faces Down

a series of characters + art by Ernio Hernandez

It started with a simple drawing …

A tilted head, face askew. Eyes closed, mouth too.

The person seemed peaceful, the moment was quiet, the possibilities felt endless, I knew not who or why yet?

The canvas was at once blank and not. It was a start; a simple one. Something I could sketch out in a fury of fast scribbles or let the details linger for longer.

I filled in the blank faces, named them and let them serve as inspiration for a series of flash fiction character sketches.

Using 50 or 69 words (including “faces down”) to tell each short story, I breathed further life into each sketch.

Enjoy these little moments of their lives…

Ernio Hernandez
8 min
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