In the title tale a boy concocts
a more agreeable, fantasy life for a great aunt, in which she was painted by the great John Singer Sargent.
It also concocts
"objective" voter guides that are actually thinly veiled campaign fliers for favored candidates.
Inspired by traditional Aboriginal bark painting (practiced in the region of northern Australia known as Arnhem Land), Lin Onus concocts
his own potent synthesis of realistic landscape painting and traditional pictographic images.
In Westerfeld's first Midnighters tale, he concocts
a unique and fresh fantasy setting just beyond the edge of our consciousness.
By relaying his account through flashy visuals, the author concocts
a fun, funky, B-movie story set against the exciting backdrop of The City.
In the meantime, she concocts
her own romantic (and less-than-romantic) scenarios for those who share her home.
Sigel also creates a few arty transitions from scene to scene, and deliberately concocts
some disorienting juxtapositions between fantasy and reality.
First-time novelist Benson concocts
a well thought-out story composed of equal parts political thriller, melodramatic romance and upscale urban mystery taken right out of today's headlines about the evil tobacco industry.