The Anonymous Artist

She burst into laughter. “With such a drawing, you’ll barely pass,” she said. “You see one day I’ll be successful,” he replied confidently.

**A few years later**

Passersby were enthralled by the new art installation that had sprung up overnight. Save electricity, it said. ‘Anonymous Art’ certainly had a way of making an impression.


The photo prompt has been given by Dale Rogerson at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompts (Burst & Enthral) have been given by Girlie on the Edge and Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompts.

33 responses to “The Anonymous Artist”

  1. Wow! I guess he had the last laugh!

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    1. Actually, I can still hear him laughing 😉

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  2. Hey! What a fun SIx!
    (Nice work, yo)

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  3. Art Teachers wouldn’t see good art if it kicked them in the head, i guess, not my view! But good stuff, he did, as someone has said, have the last laugh.

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  4. It’s always a joy when someone is told “you can’t” and they prove, “Yes, I can!”

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    1. Yup, I love it when that happens.

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  5. Dear Bernadette,

    Clever use of two prompts.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  6. Glad his confidence paid off!

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  7. Excellent “revenge” on those who doubted! I wish everyone who experiences the same discouragement to become a success!

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    1. Me too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Brilliantly executed. A fine story told in a small number of words.. And sentences..

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  9. Art with a message. And he showed ’em!

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  10. There is always a person who puts someone else down, to deflate their dreams. A part of being successful is ignoring these people.

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    1. Well, we all know one person who did that.

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  11. A good, well-written story combining two blogs, Bernadette. I’m not a big fan of pop art but I know some people are and it’s popular. I like bright colors. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  12. In school he was ahead of his time. His teacher did not appreciate his art. Decades later, his time has finally come.

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  13. Sometimes it’s not the learners that are slow.

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  14. Fun and clever, and say so much with such few words.

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