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