Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bookmarks XLIII: The Hat Signal

Police Chief O'Brien stood on the roof of the downtown station, huddled in the scant shelter offered by the rooftop doorway. It was cold, windy, dark; but not yet dark enough.

"Those old crones," she said under her breath. "I swear they think this is funny." She shoved her hands deeper into her pockets.

The last trace of sun disappeared over the horizon, leaving the city lit only by its own light pollution. O'Brien stalked out of the shelter of the doorway and over to the searchlight, modified specially for nights like this one. Nights when the police knew things were moving, things they didn't want to understand and couldn't deal with. It had been years.

She drew in a breath, and flipped the switch. The searchlight flickered once, then threw a steady beam into the clouds. Visible in the center was the shadow of the image on the searchlight's lens.

There. She'd done it. She'd lit the Hat Signal, and there was nothing to do now but wait and hope it was answered.

Look, it's not that I mean to make horrible Batman-referencing puns. It just happened. One moment I was stamping a witch's hat above the haunted house as some kind of an accent, and the next all I could think was Yes. The Hat Signal! I am a hilarious genius!

I'm entering this bookmark into the following challenges:

Supplies: (the hat is also from a Studio G dollar stamp set)


  1. Terrific story and love your card, Annette x

  2. oh lol what a fab story and a cute bookmark
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
    Lisa x

  3. Very cute bookmark. Love the hat hanging over the edge, great look. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesdays.

  4. Great idea, a wonderful bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge this fortnight.

  5. This is fabulous! I love the design and the colours are fantastic.

    Thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month


  6. Such a fun bookmark!! I need a few of these for the books I read!! :) HUGS

  7. Gorgeous bookmark. Love your colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Halloween” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  8. This is beautiful, really clever inkwork
    Thanks for spooking it up with us at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  9. What a cute spooky bookmark ^_^
    Thanks for joining in with us this month at Heck of a Challenge and Good Luck.
    DT Sonia

  10. wow looks amazing
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
    Doreen xx

  11. Fabulous card, thanks for linking it to the Fashionable Stamping Challenges Halloween challenge.
    Hugs {brenda} xxx

  12. Lovely project! Great image- thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'! Helen x