13/12/2019

BROKEN - a story in 90 words.


BROKEN
I knew as I walked up the path – the very air hummed with violation. I turned the key on an unresisting lock and my feet crunched as I stepped inside.
My art speaks uncomfortable truths, but never before has it incited violence. The shrouded mummy of my lost childhood stood useless guard over a month’s work reduced to rubble, and my latest work had been turned upside-down – the ultimate insult.
I swept up carefully, saving broken pieces to re-use.
My next work already has its name.
I will not be silenced.
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A bit of a weird this week - I'm not sure where this piece came from, but it wrote itself in ten minutes. 
Thanks to Rochelle for the image - I hope this didn't happen to her!

19 comments:

  1. i think 'unbroken' is the more apt title for this story. at least, the way i interpret it. well done.

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  2. I like the idea of using the broken pieces to create something new.

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  3. Wonderful reaction to the prompt. Original and heartfelt.

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  4. Atmospheric story and I liked that she will not be silenced despite the destruction.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  5. This was great, Liz. Such an original take on the prompt. I love that she is reusing broken pieces to continue to create!

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  6. To rise from the ashes. I admire her positive attitude, something most would not possess in such a situation.

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    1. There's a tissue-thin line between positive and bloody-minded!

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  7. A nice take on resilience. Good job.

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  8. Dear Liz,

    You've captured the spirit of an artist with something to say. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I hope you've never been vandalised like this!

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  9. Art can stir powerful emotions, and be a powerful weapon. Nice one.

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