Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Bottled Fantasy

The artist was surprised to see his creation outside his window.

His latest painting was out there as a canvas in the sky.

He had chosen his theme as colourful buildings with dazzling stars.
PHOTO PROMPT ©Jill Wisoff
They had finally acknowledged his artistic talent!

Imagine giving him a special place in the city-sky... where all could see his art and admire!


He blinked his eyes and pinched himself before passing out...

Hearing a thud, his wife, Maria, rushed from the next room.

"You have been drinking again, old man!" Maria remarked as she picked up the empty alcohol bottles from under the bed.

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers
Do you have any bottled fantasy? Do share in the comment below.

20 comments:

  1. I like the idea of paintings in the sky

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  2. Ha ha - that was such an entertaining read - and I wasn't expecting that ending!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  3. Dear Anita,

    I wondered how he could paint the whole outside, the alcohol explains it. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. Another frustrated artist turning to the bottle, history is full of them. Nice one.

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  5. A legend in his own mind, at least while intoxicated.

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  6. The mind plays interesting tricks when inebriated... well done on the prompt! :-)

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  7. A sad contrast between dreams and reality. Well written Anita

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  8. Cheers.. but I guess there's a reason for people drinking...

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  9. One would have wished for it to be that easy! There are desires that are elusive though!

    Hank

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  10. You caught me off guard, for sure. Great story, unexpected ending.

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  11. lovely! desire fulfilled in dreams :)

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  12. At least he has his moments amidst his drunken stupor.

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  13. I see very odd things outside my window sometimes! Where's that bottle?

    Welcome to Keith's Ramblings!


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  14. A neat story. Perhaps it's as well that success as an artist takes rather more than an idea and a bottle!

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  15. A lovely story, a sad story, of dashed hopes and dreams, and a life destroyed by alcohol.

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  16. A real jolt back to reality. Well done.

    Jilly, Sugar on the Bee

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  17. City of dreams... pity they were drowned in alcohol.

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  18. I was not expecting that ending. I am glad that he thought his art had been acknowledged even if for a few alcohol-addled moments.

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