Friday Fictioneers for April 22, 2022

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.

PHOTO PROMPT © Carole Erdman-Grant Click on the picture to zip on over to Rochelle’s page for all the news and graphic rules.

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.

Click on Mels (sic) drive-in from the American Graffiti movie to find more fictioneering.

35 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for April 22, 2022

  1. Dear Bill,

    I love “concrete canvas for bored morons.” I love Mom’s attitude. Although some graffiti is pure genius. Can’t help thinking it’s often a waste of talent. Good one!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you, Rochelle,

      While I pumped up the dramatic dialogue a bit, the “but is it art?” discussion is common.

      Peace,

      Bill

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  2. Great voices – I love the mother’s ‘and watch your language’. It sounds like she’s said that more than once. I like the ending – poor mother, I feel for her. Raising teenagers is quite the challenge.

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