The picture illustrates a story by Nina Kiriki Hoffman that appeared in AMAZING STORIES magazine in 1992. The story is about a man who finds his private journal mystically linked to the private journal of a young girl trapped with her abusive mother. As I remember, I never quite got the point of the story and nothing much happened in it, except the weirdness with the journals. The text in its magazine is stacked on a shelf somewhere in a closet in my apartment.
Watercolor on Arches illustration board, 11" x 14", March 1992.