Everyone who worked at the fine arts museum was aghast at what they saw when they arrived that morning. Someone apparently broke in during the night and used a Sharpie marker to deface all of the paintings featuring nude subjects by blacking out all of the exposed private parts, including genitals and bare breasts, shown in the paintings.
The media showed up to report on what happened. The head curator was livid about what happened. “This is a new one on me, and it’s not funny,” he told the reporters. “Sharpie markers are permanent. These beautiful works of art have been destroyed by some fanatic who apparently believes that nudity is pornographic and wanted to cover what he or she found offensive. This act has ruined the concinnity of this great museum. I have some advice for this disturbed person. The naked human body is not pornographic.”
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “museum” in exactly 147 words. Because Sammi was generous with the word count for this prompt, I’ve included these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (marker), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nude), Daily Addictions (new), The Daily Spur (funny), Your Daily Word Prompt (concinnity), and Word of the Day Challenge (advice). Image credit: The Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel. Metropolitan Museum of Art.