June 28: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Exhibition.

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June 28, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that is a sketch or about a sketch. It can be “A Sketch of a Romance” or “The Sketch of Aunt Tillie.” Go where the prompt leads you to scribble.

For the cost, I questioned the purpose of the exhibition. A well known nineteenth century artist, his etchings, his scribbles all collected, cleaned up and placed in exhibition.

As I walked around the gallery, I thought of someone going into his studio and picking up the scribbles off the floor. I’m sure it was more a money making venture than any testament to his artistic ability.

The irony of all this was that next door an exhibition by an equally famous Japanese artist was free, inter-active and far more breath-taking.

I felt well and truly ripped off that day.

 

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6 Responses to June 28: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Exhibition.

  1. floridaborne says:

    Yep. Breathtaking is better. 🙂
    A similar thing happened to my sister and me in France. “Ripped off” couldn’t be a better choice of words.

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Good points, Michael! I often feel the lesser known and free-to-enter exhibits are richer than the ones hyped and costing a pretty penny.

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