(Note: I submitted this piece for 100 Word Story‘s June ’15 photo prompt. I’ve included the photo below. I guess you could call this my dedication to Vinvent Vang Gogh and a sarcastic commentary on art criticism and fame in the art world.)
Van Gogh and the Wise Sunflower
by T. K. Jones
“Did you know that the sky is a pool, where lights can swim? Paint what you see,” the sunflower urged Vincent Van Gogh. “Though none will care while you are here amongst the living.”
“You don’t need to remind me of my failures,” Van Gogh groaned. He sucked the tip of his paintbrush.
“Don’t waste your paints on your sad, hungry mouth. You’ve so much to give,” assured the sunflower.
Vincent squinted at the synchronized swimming of yellow and white streaking against the blue backdrop. He took liberties that would be much appreciated. Only after he was dead and buried.
© June 2015, T. K. Jones