Anthrow Circus

MicroStories: Six

PHOTOGRAPH BY JC JOHNSON & STORY BY KAMI L. RICE

A real life scene turned miniature through the magic of photography has inspired a tiny fictional tale that invites you to discover the other stories hiding in this image. Explore the world with us and let your imagination play along as you do.


There’s just nothing in all the world like a good haircut. And this one was fine. Shorn just to the tops of her eyes exactly the way she liked it best. And even better, now that her bangs had been trimmed, she could once again catch each glimmer sent her way by Henry, the studly cottage across the lane. Ahhh, life is grand sometimes. Simple. And grand.

An Isle of Wight, England MicroStory


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JC Johnson

JC Johnson, Anthrow Circus's Creative Director, spends most of her time as a photography and arts instructor in Nashville, Tennessee. She is often overwhelmed with wanderlust, photographs internationally, and has a passion for travel and study abroad as both an artist and instructor. Her photographic work makes associations to childhood as well as to the nostalgic and the whimsical. Common themes in her photography include European architecture and history, fashion, travel, toys, and miniatures.

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Kami L. Rice

Kami Rice, Anthrow Circus’s editor, plies her insatiable curiosity from a base in southern France and from perches in coffeehouses, cafés, and friends' homes the world over. As a freelance journalist, she has reported for the Washington Post, The Telegraph, The Tennessean, Nashville Arts Magazine, and NewsMavens, among many others. Her more creative work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, The High Calling, and Washington Institute's Missio. Her French to English translation has been published by Éditions Beaux-Arts de Paris. She also edits manuscripts and articles for a variety of clients and loves learning about the lives of regular, real people wherever she finds herself.

2 thoughts on “MicroStories: Six

  1. AH! Love her new haircut. Can’t wait to find out how it goes with Henry. 😉 I think I’m going to have to do a few micros of my own while I’m in the UK next month.

    1. Please share your micros with us when you do write them! And ENJOY the UK!!! 🙂 And we’re all hoping for the best for her with Henry! 😉
      –Kami, CK editor

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