Mistress Rochelle, the colorful manager and FF maven of artistic madness, prompts us today, with the aid of a Carole Erdman-Grant photo of an abandoned building with a marvelous paint job.
Genre: Family Fiction
Title: Overheard Gen Art
Word Count: 99
“Mom! Look at that! It’s beautiful. Let’s get dad to buy it.
Julie, that is junk. It’s sad—the worst of gang graffiti. It’s ugly.
Mother, you have no taste. That rocks—it is the fucking bomb. That’s great urban art.
Sweetheart, that is not art. It’s gang turf tagging and watch your language. This was once a nice place to eat. Now look at it: a concrete canvas for bored morons.
It’s metaphorical, Mom. You’re so shallow. If dad doesn’t buy it, I’ll kill myself.
And if he does you won’t have to because I’ll kill you both.”
Look both ways for all that is seen and felt.
Mind gaps and don’t touch the wet paint.