So, for those of you who don’t yet know, my husband and I are in the middle of a move right now to Beautiful Baltimore. This means getting rid of a ton of stuff as well as going out and finding a few new pieces. Well, yesterday, I went out with my brother-in-law to see what we could see of local thrift art and I found this piece for a grand total of $5.00 (my apologies for the low-quality photo):
It actually came frame and all but, seeing as the frame was rather damaged, we decided to scrap it. I actually had to take a blow dryer to it in order to soften the glue and separate the work from its matting. And, after I’d finished dismantling the thing, we were surprised and pleased to find another piece of art hidden behind this lovely elderly couple!
Of course, shrimp boats aren’t really my style but it was a fun find:
So, all of this is to say, this hidden artwork inspired today’s writing prompt:
In 750 words or less, tell a story wherein your protagonist uncovers an object that was originally hidden somehow by a work of art. Incorporate the following words: shrimp boat, daughters, dismantle, elderly, hunch, twilight, glue, and blow dry.
Have fun and feel welcome to share!
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