#SoCS March 24/18 – picture


My friend Edvard had invited me over to see his latest art works and to ask for my help.

He was a struggling artist, but most people thought he showed promise.

He asked me if I would pose for him. I felt flattered that he would ask and asked him why.

He said he needed an unusual subject and I was as unusual as they came, so he said. I wasn’t all that pleased by that, but in the name of assisting a budding artist I said yes and when would he like to start. He said he just needed to do a few sketches and he’d take it from there.

“Frown,” he said sketching furiously, “now smile, good, can you look horrified?” I did my best and even his request for me looking startled I did my best on.

He thanked me for my assistance and off I went. Weeks later he asked if I’d like to come round to see what he had come up with. Like most people, I was vain enough to know my own curiosity would take me there as quickly as I could.

I stood in front of the canvas and stared at what was his best attempt at capturing the real me as he called it. I looked like a startled rabbit caught in headlights.

“That’s the best you could do?” I asked feeling a bit disappointed.

“It’s the real you,” he replied with a sense of satisfaction in his voice. “I’m putting it the art show next week in the city,” he went on.

“Well,” I said, “good thing you still have your day job. I don’t think it will go very well at all.”


Written for: https://lindaghill.com/2018/03/23/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-24-18/

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21 Responses to #SoCS March 24/18 – picture

  1. Your head is shaped like a light bulb.

  2. Ha ha ha. Only millions or so dollars later.

  3. Lyn says:

    Screamingly funny, Michael 😀

  4. calmkate says:

    great take on an old classic, how I loathe that scream!

  5. Fandango says:

    So that’s the true story behind that famous painting. Who knew?

  6. bikerchick57 says:

    Sooooo…you are an alien who is frightened by bridges and water?

  7. Oh, that Edvard is such a scream. Good one, Michael!

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