Exhibition – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant claim he’s artistic
And he is way too young to drink sangria
The thing is you see
He only sips herbal tea
That keeps him calm and stops him becoming crankier

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Where our charming hostess Rochelle exhorts us to create works of art as she serves petits fours and inspirational images.
And AnElephant daubs dismally as usual.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright Janet Webb

Copyright Janet Webb


What a witch!
I watch her flounce around in triumph, schmoozing with the pretentious arty types, glorying in her own one-woman show.
Lovely to see you, darling, glass of wine, darling, so glad you could come, darling.
Two-faced talentless impostor!
She couldn’t have done this without me.
And the others from the class of course.
Actually I suppose talentless is a bit harsh.
Her pieces are certainly original.
You might even call them unique.
So she does have a talent, it just is not artistic.
But she does know how to extract the human soul and transfer it onto canvas.

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25 Responses to Exhibition – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Oh, I don’t blame the narrator for being a bit harsh, she does sound quite tiring with all the “darling”s! Loved this!


  2. Oh, the world of artists! A colour bunch, for sure.
    -Alicia Audrey


  3. Taygibay says:

    Epilogue : if paintings could talk, they’d complain? ❓


  4. Nan Falkner says:

    I’ll not be rude – this was wonderful – you are so talented! Enjoyed reading your story!


  5. AnnIsikArts says:

    Ugh! You reminded me why I HATE exhibition openings and avoid them like the plague. Got to go and work on my soul-capturing. Ta-ra! Ann


  6. wmqcolby says:

    You painted a word picture so well, Elephant. You kept it going. Now, I want a sangria. 😉
    Nice job!


  7. camgal says:

    Truly enjoyed that, the intro had me thinking of a scorned lover then competitor and finally I was just impressed with the ending and conclusion 🙂 Well done AnElephant.


  8. I guess that’s all that’s needed. Great diatribe.


  9. hugmamma says:

    …spiritually sadistic…very good!


  10. atrm61 says:

    Ack!Another soul on canvas captor-that too a female!Most dangerous!Loved the dialogues-so in tune with that kind of pseudo crowd-perfectly done:-)


  11. Hannah says:

    Tres bien! I thought he was just a bitter competitor, but there were darker forces at hand.


  12. Adam Ickes says:

    I would say that’s a good skill to have, but I can’t think of any particularly areas where such a talent would be useful. Still impressive though.


  13. Dear Elephant,

    You’re very light on your feet for a a pachyderm. You go from cute and flirty, all the way to gritty and dirty in one swell foop. Somehow all I ever managed to capture on my canvases was paint.;) Well done story, sir. I’ve come to really look forward to your delightful intros and stories.




  14. Nice voice of your protagonist.


  15. AnElephant does know how to dance with words, and twirl us along with him. Nice!


  16. Ah,. true envy.. not just beautiful but talented also… I bet she is really kind to children and animals too.


  17. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    HELP! I’m stuck in a painting, darling!


  18. Good story with lots of action. It takes us along with it.


  19. helenmidgley says:

    You painted a chilling picture 😉


  20. Al says:

    Nice 🙂 The soul is sold to the highest bidder 🙂


  21. Enjoyed that, fell like I can identify with the narrator (though sadly talentless myself)


  22. Subroto says:

    Great ending, shades of Dorian Gray.


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