Friday, 20 February 2015

The Painting

Little did they know when the photographer took their picture that they would find themselves trapped in a painting.
Copyright B.W. Beacham
Photo Prompt; Permission from- Barbara W. Beacham
They had just completed their work and were hurrying when the stranger appeared out of nowhere, armed with a huge camera and started clicking their pics that too without their permission!

None of the gentlemen loved being photographed and wanted to bash up the photographer.

However, as they were sober, they did not exhibit any violent behaviour or hatred towards him, and simply went their way. 

The photographer's friend, an artist, chose a photo that had the four gentlemen and immediately recreated an exact painting that found publication in the Arts section of the next day's newspaper.

Incidentally, the same newspaper's front-page bold headlines was-"DIAMONDS WORTH MILLIONS STOLEN!"

Browsing through the newspaper, the evolved eyes of the smart detective, in charge of the Stolen Diamonds case, further investigated about the painting as its background featured the same Bank (where the theft had occurred).

After questioning the painting's artist and the artist's photographer friend, the investigating officer was content as he had cracked the case!

When he nabbed the same four gentlemen of the painting, the diamond-thieves knew they were trapped because of the photographer.

For them, he was the stranger whom they can't forget for gifting them a life inside the jail!


Do you believe- "A picture speaks more than a thousand words?" Do share your views.


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34 comments:

  1. Another perfect read :)
    I tell you often, so yet again! Anita, you're awesome at combining several prompts into one good read :)

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words as always, Aayesha :)

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  2. Wow Anita......
    Solid plot...
    precise and damn good...
    Liked it..

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  3. I remember reading a book where the final mystery is cracked by a photograph taken by a random stranger on the street. I think it was the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. Your story reminded me of that. :)

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    1. Haven't read any of the books from that series, Rachna!
      Must do. Look like good detective mystery stories :)
      Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Aha! That was quite an unpleasant coincidence for the robbers :)

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    1. Yes! They should have also stolen the photographer's camera :)

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  5. What a story!
    I couldn't have thought of it.

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  6. Your posts are like a jewelry box. A picture is worth a thousand words and yes its very much true.

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    1. I treasure your generous words :)
      Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. Precise and intriguing as always!
    Hey , Anita , how have you been? Long time. :)

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    1. Lovely to hear from you, Nikhil :)
      Thanks for your support, as always!

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  8. Great story, Anita. Be sure to bring your pictures and story to my post on Wednesdays to link in.

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    1. Thanks Linda.
      Yes, I need to link up :)

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  9. I loved your story Anita! Yes, you too included a detective! Liked the diamond heist! :) Thank you for participating and I hope that you return next week for a photo that will have you jumping for joy! :) Be well.... ^..^

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    1. Thank you so much, Barb! Love the opportunity!
      Pics speak & make us do happy acts like jumping for joy! :)
      Take care :)

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  10. Brilliantly use the prompt. Short, crispy & creative :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Ravish :)

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  11. Great imagination Anita.. You have woven so many things together in the most artistic way..

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    1. Glad you liked it, Twinkle :) Thanks!

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  12. Ah that was crisp and tight story soul sis, loved it :)

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  13. Superb, Anita! What a twist! Simply superb!
    It is true that picture speaks more than words, but, here, picture is nothing without your words :) I mean, it is because of the story, the picture's value is enhanced :) Best wishes... TC! Keep smiling :)

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    1. Thanks for your nice words as usual, Sindhu :)
      Best wishes! TC! keep smiling :)

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  14. Oh yes a picuter tells a story but also we need an eye to see that story :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks for this valid point, Bikram!
      We need the eyes to spot the detail!

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  15. Wow interesting tale of painting :)

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  16. Wow...interesting use of those three wwords.
    love the idea.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Shalini :) Delighted that you liked it!

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