Friday Fictioneers: Starving Artist

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.


Starving Artist

His brush caressed the canvas in strokes that were simultaneously gentle and firm, rapid and concise. Crowds watched in awe as he whipped up painting after painting. Just as quickly, his assistant set them in frames. Many in the consistently thick crowd purchased paintings before they were dry.

Every person who carried an air of affluence got a follow-up visit. This starving artist never missed an opportunity.

Painting wasn’t the only art at which this artist excelled. Constraint, timing, planning, and breaking and entering were a few others.

No one ever noticed the tiny trackers set inside the paintings’ frames.

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  1. Dear Nobbin,

    He’s definitely an artist. I’m just not buying the starving part. 😉 Con comes to mind. Hm. I wonder if that tracking device thing would work for me. Nah. Good story with an unexpected twist of the brush.



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