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FF – One Man’s Trash…

Here is my opst for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The picture this week was supplied by Shaktiki Sharma. To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.

I think I’ve written something like this before but this picture had me stumped 🙂

Copyright Shaktiki Sharma

Copyright Shaktiki Sharma

 

“Beautiful, truly beautiful!”

“Indeed, Tarquin, a masterpiece of modern times. The ordered chaos, d’ya see? Life in a nutshell.”

“Yes, yes, and the detritus covering the window, surely a cutting comment on today’s society.”

“Of course, never seeing the world around us for the rubbish we surround ourselves with – insightful!”

“Beautiful.”

“Beautiful indeed.”

“I must meet the artist!”

“Look, this must be him! I say, my good man…”

“Oy, you two! Can’t you read? This section of the gallery’s closed for refurbishment. Piss off!”

“Um.”

“Ahem.”

 

  1. September 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Ha, absolutely brilliant. A great laugh, and reminds me of quite a few people I have to work with!

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    • September 16, 2016 at 4:59 am

      Must be an “interesting” place to work! Glad you liked it.

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  2. September 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Oh my, the things people misconstrue as art.
    One of my favorite today. Nicely done.

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    • September 16, 2016 at 4:59 am

      It’s art if someone says it is! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  3. September 14, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Too funny! I LOLed 🙂

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  4. September 15, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Hey, I’ve got a lot of art like that. Maybe I can sell it to a gallery?

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

      You just need to put a good spin on it!

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  5. September 15, 2016 at 5:39 am

    And so the name of this classic masterpiece is “Piss off!”

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:01 am

      Ha ha 🙂 With a name like that it’ll sell, no question…

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  6. September 15, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Dear Ali,

    Given various ideas of what constitutes art, I’d say it’s an honest mistake. 😉 Funny stuff.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:01 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      It’s a lot better than some of the “art” I’ve seen 🙂
      Ali

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  7. September 15, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Ha… reminds me of the music critics reviewing the fantastic playing before they realize it’s the orchestra are just tuning their instruments.

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:02 am

      That’s often the best bit – free form music!

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  8. September 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Haha – modern art!

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:03 am

      Anything counts as modern art!

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  9. September 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Heheh. Art is to be found everywhere. Love the dialogue.

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:03 am

      It’s an easy mistake to make! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  10. September 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Sadly, thats often the welcome you get. Love the conversation 😉

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:04 am

      He should have played along and sold it to them for a fortune 🙂

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      • September 16, 2016 at 2:57 pm

        Yes 😉

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  11. September 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This is VERY funny. Your dialogue is spot on. Thanks for the morning chuckle.

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:04 am

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you liked it!

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  12. September 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    LOL
    Oh I really enjoyed this.
    Thank you for the laugh absolutely brilliant.

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:05 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! When stuck for an idea, go for humorous dialogue, is my motto 🙂

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  13. September 16, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Hahahahaha. This part is especially brilliant: “Oy, you two! Can’t you read? This section of the gallery’s closed for refurbishment. Piss off!”

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    • September 16, 2016 at 5:06 am

      I’m glad you liked it! I wanted to use a ruder word for extra punch but chickened out. Let’s keep it clean, I thought 🙂

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  14. September 16, 2016 at 5:51 am

    LOL! Good laugh! 😀

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  15. September 16, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Great piece of art…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤

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  16. michael1148humphris
    September 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Great just great, I smiled a lot at this tale.

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  17. September 17, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Ha, ha, ha. ROFL. Such a comment on pseudo art lovers!

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    • September 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      I’ll have to go to an art gallery to see if I can observe some in the flesh 🙂

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  18. September 18, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Hahahahaha! “Art” — you left off the “F” in that word. 😀

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    • September 18, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Ha, I think you’re right 🙂

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  19. September 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Hilarious, Ali. I guess he told them. Ha, ha. Good humor. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • September 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

      He brooks no nonsense on his work site 🙂

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  20. September 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Great characterisation of all three. The mouthy workman certainly put the two supercilious ‘know-it-alls’ in their place. 🙂

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    • September 19, 2016 at 8:00 am

      It’s good to see them taken down a peg or two!

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  21. September 19, 2016 at 4:34 am

    One man’s art…yes, something like that. Lol

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  22. September 19, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Lovely characterisation. You can’t beat debunking pretentiousness.

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    • September 19, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Sometimes these people need putting in their place 🙂

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  23. September 19, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Oh very good. Love the dialogue. The repetition of ‘beautiful’ is a nice touch.

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    • September 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! I was initially worried about repeating “beautiful” but figured these people would be prone to repetition as their “big” words dry up 🙂

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      • September 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

        Exactly. That’s just how it came across.

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      • September 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

        Good 🙂

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  24. September 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Hilarious!

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  25. October 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Sometimes ‘art;’ is like that? And I thought it was just me????

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