Sepia Tortesia Saturday

                            A Tiny Sepia Series Story

Today Livvie explores the realm of Tortesia, a suburb of Sepia, and of course, it is Saturday. Many people and other beings believe that Sepia is a color.  Some of us who enter into Sepia Saturday have come to believe in something more grand. And velvety, at times. Our petite hero has begun exploring the outer realms of her Windsor Terrace neighborhood.  Sure enough, it happens again. She has slipped through a small rip in the time-space continuum. This is what she sees:


Resident of the Land Of Tortesia

Resident of the Land Of Tortesia


She thinks, “Is that lettuce that the tortoise is eating? Why not bacon? Where am I”?

And then, “I think I’ll look around.”



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“You are quite gigantor,” she squeaks to the creature.

“I am Empress Tess of Tortesia,”  the creature responded.  “If you obey me, and follow the tortoise rules, you may stay and look around.  I will offer you a special surprise.”

Livvie has one response. “Wooferooee”!

This is what happened.


I'm getting a tortoiseshell ride!

I’m getting a tortoiseshell ride!


Little Livvie rode right out of Tortesia and back to Brooklyn, like all good rat terriers should.


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We are participating in Sepia Saturday Blog Hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie. Thanks Ruckus!


18 thoughts on “Sepia Tortesia Saturday

  1. That was great!!! So glad I stopped by!
    Have a great weekend! :)
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  2. I don’t really do 100% sepia either, usually tinted sepia at various percentage levels to achieve the type of look I want. :) That’s a real cool tortoise!

  3. Earl Lover says:

    Oooh! Cool tortoise close ups!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl’s World!

  4. Emma says:

    Interesting shell on that guy.

  5. What an exciting adventure into Tortesia!

  6. Great tortoise photos!

    Hope you had a good Sepia Saturday!

  7. How adorable!!! A wonderful Sepia adventure!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Thank you for recommending my Mom. We love your Sepia stories, and I love your pictures, even though rat terriers scare me in real life! >^..^<

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