Fiction Friday: Sorry I’m Late

Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo prompt.

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Friday Fictioneer photo prompt.  Copyright Melanie Greenwood.  Three empty chairs at a bistro table.

Friday Fictioneer photo prompt. Copyright Melanie Greenwood

Martin’s untied shoelace lodged in the escalator’s teeth, jerking his shoe off his foot as he tried to step off. As the safety alarm wailed, Martin wrested free his shoe and slinked away.

Five minutes later, he was stuck in traffic behind a broken down bus. He reached for his phone to call Randall, his major investor. Only, no phone was in Martin’s pocket.

He arrived at the bistro over an hour late, to an empty table. As Martin sat and wallowed in his bad luck, he heard a voice say: “Martin, I’m glad you’re still here. Sorry I’m late.”
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To read other stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art (2)

A stained glass window of a carousel horse

Beautiful work

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

Frames

Frames

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

On Tippy Toes

I love art in open spaces.

A sculpture of a small horse, movement indicated by its muscles, its hair and it being on its tiptoes

Lovely indication of movement

The Artist’s Handbook

Here’s how to use The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer.

First I sketched the bottom book by itself, then added the top book.

The Artist's Handbook by Ralph Mayer

The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer

The Artist's Handbook, sketched

The Artist’s Handbook, sketched

The Artist's Handbook as the model

Books as models

I was amazed at how may ways I had to measure — and readjust — my sketch.

Sketched books, an exercise in perspective

Sketched books, an exercise in perspective

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