This piece is part of a personal design project, titled Short Proppositions, to design covers for short stories written by my grandparents James and Dixie Propp.
This is a cover design for the unpublished short story Debt of Love, written around 1960 by my grandmother, Dixie Propp.
A mocking bird was shrilling away at the stars and even the tree toads sang like they knew this was a special May night.
When a group of U.S. Army Corps Engineers arrive in a sleepy Midwest town, recent high school graduate Cindy can’t help but take notice. A young, attractive engineer is exactly the type of man she’s imagined herself with, and charming, red-headed Pike fits the bill.
After hitting it off with Pike, Cindy senses the beginning of something exciting. Though she soon discovers excitement can have undesired and unexpected consequences.