Gallery Opening ~ Friday Fictioneers

I thought I would try my hand at a Friday Fictioneer prompt. Inspired by rochellewisofffields.

Rochelle presents a challenge to write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end, based upon a picture that she provides on her blog.

Here is today’s picture prompt (below).

Gallery Opening

Word Count: 103

Genre: Fiction


Liz felt like an imposter in the pretentious downtown Toronto gallery but these places were a hazard of dating Diego. Agents and critics adored him; fans and sycophants flocked to his shows. Unable to compete with his ego, she planned to end this gracefully, after tonight’s opening soirée. She had just set her glass of sangria on the painfully trendy brick bar; when it was shattered by a flying rock, turning the painting behind it, “Diego’s Blonde” to a vampiric redhead. The subject of the work; looking crazed and dishevelled, shouted “Sold!” from the doorway; turned on her heel and left the gallery.

**Constructive criticism welcome but please be gentle, this is my first time**

21 thoughts on “Gallery Opening ~ Friday Fictioneers

  1. Interactive art or something. You really manage to point the finger at some of the pretension we find in galleries nowadays. Bravo. (Although I’ve always aspired to a Diego or two.)


  2. Dear Karin,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. It might just be more addictive than pistachios. Wish I could say the concept was original with me, but I was hooked from my first story. You see where that led?

    At any rate…I enjoyed your take on the prompt. Sounds like the subject of the painting was more than a little disgruntled. I think Liz is making the right choice. Good one. I look forward to reading more from you.




    • Thank you so much Rochelle! Thank you for stopping by to read. You are absolutely right, this could become addictive. It certainly is a challenge to keep to the word count! Take care, Karin


  3. Wonderful take.. I think you got the trendy bar just right… some of these artsy people can be quite pretentios … I look forward to read more from you… I have been writing more or less every week for a little bit more than a year..


    • Thank you so much! I’ve been writing ever since I was a child and I find these challenges wonderful for keeping things fresh. Not to mention all the wonderful, welcoming people in this forum 🙂


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