The Painting – Friday fictioneers writing challenge

It’s time for the Friday Fictioneers 100 word writing challenge. This week, the picture of inspiration is:

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Suzanne lifted the glass of sangria to her crimson lips and took a lingering sip. As she savoured the taste, she looked at the painting and smiled to herself. She couldn’t really understand what the fuss was about. If she was honest, she actually thought the portrait was quite ugly. She always had preferred the classics. But who was she to argue with a huge pay-check? Her buyer had requested it and he was paying a six-figure sum.

She rubbed the back of her neck, relishing the satisfaction she always felt after a job. The pure elation of outsmarting everyone.

18 thoughts on “The Painting – Friday fictioneers writing challenge”

  1. I like her cynicism – who wouldn’t feel some satisfaction in her place? Personally I didn’t like the ! after the first sentence – it felt too crisp next to the word lingering. just a thought.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. Personally i have no idea why i had an exclamation mark there in the first place! 🙂 i hadnt noticed til you pointed it out. Rushed editing me thinks!!! 😉 i have removed it now as it didnt read right at all. X

  2. True-the artist’s value is judged by the one who buys his/her art and of course if it is a 6 figure sum,it adds to the satisfaction exponentially ;-)Loved this:-)

  3. Good story and well done. At first I thought when I read it that she was the painter. Then I suspected she was an art thief because she enjoyed “outsmarting” people and thought of it as a “job”.

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