This week’s Writing Challenge is about writing a story of 50 words. As this is an art blog or rather a blog on art appreciation, I thought it might be nice to launch a new category: art-inspired stories. If you like it, let me know, I’ll make it a regular feature.
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BLIND FAITH
She was a hardline atheist. “No exequy”, were her last words.
After the funerals, he slumped in the empty kitchen, afraid of now, mortified by tomorrow. So he prayed. For her.
He realised there was God above when he felt… ascended.
My dear, he whispered, you were… ARE dead wrong!
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MEMORY
He trained his dog to bring the top newspaper from the stack in the bedroom.
He would tell visitors his dog could read, and commanded it to fetch over The Times, then The Guardian, and then The Star.
It was important to remember the order the papers were stacked in.
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT BEING LITERAL
Decade is a period of ten years.
Century is a period of one hundred years.
Millennium is a period of one thousand years.
“Together forever” lasts a fortnight.
That is, statistically.
That is, in about 90% of cases.
That is also why romantic mathematicians are so hard to come by!