The Life Portrait
by Jacquelynn Luben
When Count Felipo’s daughter, Ursula, becomes ill, her father is desperate to find a remedy, so much so that he is prepared to hire the artist who previously painted her portrait to transform the girl in the picture to a sorry, ailing creature, in the hope that the life from the original portrait will somehow be transferred to the dying girl. What will be the result of his gamble? A short story.