Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Masters' Room
"It's breathtaking!" raved Mrs. Heinz Cavendish, patron of the arts.
"Truly brilliant!" exclaimed her good friend Bryce Chadwick. "No wonder the artist's work is on special display this month here in the Masters' Room."
"And you're not going to believe who painted it," said Mrs. Cavendish. "Perry Block!"
"Perry Block? The third rate humorist? Impossible!"
"I always thought he was just an idiot too," said Mrs. Cavendish, "but several people have told me he painted everything in this room."
"Oh no, Mrs.Cavendish," replied Bryce. "They don't mean the paintings."
"They mean the walls, ceilings, and blotchy woodwork!''
No, I'm not an artist and even "paint by numbers" is too much for me, but I did create one masterpiece this week --- a Friday Fictioneers entry based upon the prompt above which came in at a "by the rules at last" 99 words. Hey, I may cut off my ear in celebration!
To take a self-guided tour of the great works of the many other Fictioneers, buy your ticket here and pick up the little museum tag you've got to wear. Don't lose it because if you leave the premises you won't be allowed back in without it.
And, after all, you don't want to miss the great painting in the Masters' Room!