FFftPP: Oblivious Talent

The curator’s cold demeanor would have made even the most thick-skinned of people uncomfortable but not Henry. He kept waving his portfolio in the air until security had to firmly escort him out of the building.

That didn’t quell Henry’s self-esteem in the least and he happily continued his artistic endeavors, while friends and family tried helplessly to drop hints.

One such visit by his sister caught her completely off guard as she gaped at the sight on his roof, the most oddly painted ( goat?) abstract piece of art (as he later informed her).

A few days later Henry received a letter addressed to Occupant which read:

I’m your new neighbour from across the street and have found myself in a bit of a pickle. Currently dealing with my pregnant wife’s mood swings (which include having a vacuum cleaner flung at me), the days had been proceeding in relative calm until she happened to glance out the window and announced that she had no desire to have our baby grow up under the gaze of a ‘mutated Godzilla throwing up on himself’… I would appreciate it if you took the desired steps to placate the tense situation, for both our sakes. 

Written for: Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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27 Responses to FFftPP: Oblivious Talent

  1. LOL! Cute story! I hope for his neighbor’s sake he will placate his wishes!

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Quite funny. If I was having crazy mood swings/hormones, I probably wouldn’t like a weird painting outside my window either. Things tend to bother women more when they’re like that. I liked how the husband wrote a letter to the artist at the end. It was a good way to finish the story.

  3. Sonya says:

    Ha, I’d really like to this piece of art now! Very funny 😀

  4. Oh SW I love this take. I know that in some places there are home owner associations which can direct you as to what you can put up in your yard, but i can understand anyone requesting this one be removed…

  5. maria says:

    Hahaha! This was a delightful read, S! 😀

  6. The Voice says:

    It does seem as though the talentless are often the most clueless about their lack of ability. Funny story.

  7. Lynn Love says:

    Poor Henry! How underappreciated is he! I wonder how terrible that goat is? So funny that it disturbed the poor pregnant lady so much – you can hear the weariness in the letter, so the husband’s clearly at his wit’s end. Great story.

  8. I wonder if he will help the situation, or whether he will take it as an instruction to paint something else up there! A great read 🙂

  9. i b arora says:

    some people really appreciate the works of art, no?

  10. Jenn says:

    She threw a vacuum? I’ve never been pregnant but sounds extreme, lol… Funny story.

  11. afairymind says:

    That sounds like quite a sight – I’m not surprised he’s getting complaints. A pregnant woman’s hormones are not to be trifled with! I love the letter from her husband. 🙂 A very enjoyable read.

  12. maryruth16 says:

    Cool quirky story. I like it! 😄

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