Friday Fictioneers — Paint What You See

“Dennis,” the art teacher said, “you know that the purpose for bringing the class here to this scenic spot was for the students to paint photorealistic scenes of clouds over the water.”

“I know, Mrs. Briggs,” Dennis said.

“Then why have you painted cartoon animals, instead of clouds?” Mrs. Briggs asked sternly.

“You said that we should paint what we see,” Dennis said. “I see a walrus, an elephant standing on its hind legs, a mouse….”

“What is that?” Mrs. Briggs interrupted, pointing to a bright white cloud in the center of his canvas.

“That’s George Washington,” he said, beaming.

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Bradley Harris.

11 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Paint What You See

  1. newepicauthor January 14, 2022 / 6:38 am

    I can clearly see the elephant and it sounds like Mrs. Briggs is picking on Dennis.

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  2. larry trasciatti January 14, 2022 / 6:59 am

    A part of the point of art is imagination anyway so the kid is really in the right

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    • Fandango January 14, 2022 / 8:25 am

      I agree. His art teacher is being too rigid.

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  3. msjadeli January 14, 2022 / 9:17 am

    A boy with an imagination. I hope it remains intact if he continues his “education.”

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  4. Nope, Not Pam January 15, 2022 / 12:26 am

    I love a creative mind 🙂

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