Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing exercise.  Talented writers from around the world submit their own stories based on a photo prompt, flash fiction style. I strive to keep up with this group as it stirs my creative juices and pushes me when I need pushed. You can read the stories or submit your own 250 word, (give or take a few words) story Here.

copyright pixiecold

copyright pixiecold

Making her way to the studio, she intended to call Max for lunch, but she stopped in the door, gasping at the giant eye staring at her. The studio was empty so she wandered around the easel, examining the eye, then she flipped through the canvases stacked  against the walls. Death, darkness, gloom and doom. Women with dark eyes, hearts dripping blood, bleak abandoned houses filled with spirits. Couldn’t he paint a thing of beauty just once? The news, the papers, the WORLD was filled with violence and sadness! Just once she wished he would paint a sunset, or a pretty girl picking flowers.

When Max entered the studio he called out, “You like it?”

‘NO!” she screamed, snatching the scissors, plunging them into his chest until he stopped screaming. “Now there will be a bit less darkness, and violence in the world,” she smiled, dropping the scissors on the table as she made her way toward lunch.

  1. neenslewy says:

    Wow, shocked by the violence – I guess the Artists have to take heed! An interesting take on the prompt picture!

  2. joetwo says:

    It appears they had “creative differences” Good one!

  3. Simply Ellen says:

    Well he must have been a little bit stung with it. Oh wait! maybe he is suicidal, she left the scissors 🙂

  4. Didn’t see that ending coming at all! Interesting story, very dark 🙂

  5. Anne Schilde says:

    Haha, fight violence with violence I always say.

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