Here’s this week’s Flash Fiction Friday challenge from Advizor54’s blog. Click over there to see what he and others made of this photo. My take is below.
Word Limit – 309 .
Required Words: soft, next, and crystal (but not all in the same sentence)
Forbidden Words: lesbian, movie, costume
Bonus words can be earned by including the words “Panda” (25) or
by identifying and linking a picture of the classical painting that appears to have inspired the photograph (50)
“What’s up?” I asked my little sister.
“This art history course is kicking my ass,” she whined.
“Oh? I thought you were liking it,” I replied, confused.
“It’s great, and having sex with the prof during his office hours is dreamy, but for our next assignment, we’re supposed to pick an old painting and say something new. But not on paper… another medium like a video, photo or painting. I hate these multi-media assignments!”
“I dunno… seems easier than typing. Do you have anything to say?”
“Not really. I have an idea… but it’s probably too complicated.” She sighed.
“Can I help?” I offered.
“Well… I thought I could recreate the painting, in a photo… modernized, you know?”
“That sounds interesting.”
“Kevin said he’d set up the photo, help out… he’s a good egg.” She was always talking her room mate into some crazy scheme.
“So what’s the problem?”
She took a deep breath and I realized I was being conned. She wanted my help and this entire conversation was a way to get me to do something I didn’t want to do. She started talking really fast!
“The perfect painting is that one of the two royal sisters naked from the waist up with the younger one tweaking the tit of the older one. It’s strange yet historical and salacious!” She enthused. I could see this coming a mile away.
“So you want me to…”
“Yes! We could pose in the soft grass behind Wilson’s and I’d tweak, and boom! Done. Guaranteed A+!”
“Let me get this crystal clear… you want me bare my chest for your room mate and the entire art history class?”
“Sure. It’s not a big deal. We snap a pic and the beer’s on me!” If she was offering to buy a round, this was serious.
Ah, the things I do for family!