Madison Woods outdid herself with this week’s photo prompt. I just can’t make sense of the picture; I thought I was going to have to skip Friday Fictioneers this week, until I thought of sending my character to an art show where she’ll have to deal with –
Interesting. Eccentric, but why not? Old-fashioned, too. The guide was a few sheets of paper, stapled together and rustling in the breeze; conceptual art, a tribute to modernism as Picasso knew it.
I’d enjoyed the show, but I just didn’t get this piece. For one thing, I could barely see it, way up there…animal horns pointing in random directions, and was that a skull?
The guide claimed this was the most important work of all. “Climb the tree, look down from above,” it instructed. I reached for a branch. The guide slipped from my hand and fluttered away, flapping its pages like a misshapen butterfly.