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Mendalla 2 years ago

Lady in the Lake

A rescue leads to a grim inspiration for an artist

I am slumped in a chair, staring at my newest painting. For over twenty-four hours I have been awake, painting in a near-trance for more than half that time. The painting portrays a scene not far from my studio, a shallow bay on Lake Madeline. A woman...

AnnaMayZing 5 years ago

"God Speed"

Her knight in shining armour...

Below them sits the Gryphon, silent, unmoving whilst his one true love leans over, tying her scarf around his arm, a token of her love to remind him that through the trials of war, he is ever in her heart and her spirit rides with him. Her knight...

MayRayn 5 years ago

La Grande Odalisque

a poem inspired by a sensual painting by Ingres

That look she casts over her naked shoulder,the long expanse of smooth alabaster skin.The knowing painter's eye examines ever deeper,while I hardly would know where to begin.The elongated supple spine and velvet skininvite the gent...

Sherzahd 6 years ago

The Darkest Night - Part Four

Not all tales can be found in books, but all myths are born of truth.

The package arrived at his home on a Monday morning, 10:42 am to be exact. George remembered this because that was the day his assistant, Clarissa, was late to arrive. She had called to apologise, there had been a smash-up on the freeway and while the fou...

DirtyMartini 8 years ago

The Painting

Written for a 250 word flash fiction contest...the picture here being the writing prompt...

She stepped back and admired her handiwork. The painting had taken her months to complete. Someone in her grieving group had suggested she go back to painting after her husband died, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. She hadn’t painted in years,...