“So, what’s with the crap?” Tammy waved her arm at the unlikely collection of two beat up rocking chairs and a dead tree.
“It’s art, I guess.” Her companion Ryan scratched his head in puzzlement.
“We had to pay to get in and see this? And look at the price. Who’d pay $800.00 for this?”
“Come on, hun. Jay’s a nice guy, and we said we’d support his debut here at the art museum.” Then he grabbed her arm. “Hush. Here he comes.”
“Ryan! Tammy!” The young man dressed in jeans, a t-shirt, and a tan sports jacket approached holding out his hand. “I’m glad you could make it.”
They each shook hands with the broadly grinning artist.
“What do you think?” He waited expectantly.
“Well, it’s interesting,” Ryan said, trying to look contemplative.
“Yes, that’s what it is. Interesting.” Tammy hoped she could bluff her way through the conversation.
“Oh, come now. You know it’s just a bunch of junk thrown together, but it’s what the public likes.”
The couple both stared at their neighbor like he’d suddenly turned green.
“Excuse me, Mr. Fellows?” One of the exhibit managers approached Jay. “A gentlemen says he wishes to purchase your work.”
I wrote this for the Sunday Photo Fiction challenge of October 21, 2018. The idea is to use the image above as the prompt for crafting a piece of flash fiction no more than 200 words long. My word count is 200.
I didn’t want to write about an art exhibit, but the surroundings clearly indicate that’s what this is. Hopefully, I managed to put a sufficient spin on the topic.
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