Friday Fictioneers — The Artist’s Inspiration

“How did you come up with the concept?” the TV interviewer asked the man responsible for the billowing, semitransparent, ribbed tubes hanging from the geometric patterns elevated on mast-like poles above the walkway between the buildings. “It’s truly awe-inspiring on a grand scale. What served as your inspiration?”

The artist was pleased that his work was being so positively received, yet he wasn’t sure how people would react if they knew his true inspiration. But when she thrust the microphone in front of his face, he said, “You know those inflatable dancing tube men they have outside of some stores….”

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Roger Bultot.

26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Artist’s Inspiration

  1. Jelli January 5, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Sorry, that’s just tooo funny! Loved it. Oh, man, you got me laughing so hard I can hardly type. My Hubs gets a kick out of those insane dancing figures…

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      • Jelli January 6, 2018 / 9:40 am

        Pretty hard to do to, given that I was in two car accidents yesterday, and witnessed a third. Very sore, but everyone is okay.

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  2. anuragbakhshi January 5, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    Ha ha ha ha, that would have left the interviewer suitably flummoxed. And you actually found the perfect picture to go with your story 🙂

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    • Fandango January 5, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks. I added that picture just in case there might be some who have never seen inflatable dancing tube men.

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  3. Dale January 6, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    My son is looking at me oddly, wondering why I am laughing all by myself. Love this!!

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    • Fandango January 6, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks. Inspiration can come from some really strange places!

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    • Fandango January 6, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Indeed it does. Even unexpected sources.


  4. granonine January 6, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Yes! Perfect. I never thought of those balloon things, but they certainly are similar.

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  5. Varad January 9, 2018 / 1:31 am

    That’s alright. Inspirations can come from almost anything.

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