INTERACTIVE ART

Agnes pulled off her heels and rubbed her aching feet. Should’ve gone for the flats. All evening traipsing round the Museum of Art at the new exhibition entitled ‘Interactive Art’.

Archie struggled in the door with the massive canvas he had purchased. He came through the door sideways, carefully maneuvering round the corner. He took a confident step forward to grandly show off the abstract work.

His foot tripped over Agnes’ discarded shoes. Archie stumbled forward, teetered for a moment, then plunged headfirst towards the fireplace.

Agnes looked at Archie’s head sticking through the canvas.

‘Interactive Art, right enough,’ she said.

shoes-and-books-by-magaly-guerrero
Copyright Magaly Guerrero

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

This month I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge 2017 – a post each day based on the letters of the alphabet and a theme. You can visit my A TO Z CHALLENGE 2017 page here to read the story.

As this challenge will take up a lot of my blogging time I may not get round to commenting on everyone’s posts, but I hope to find time to read all your stories as usual, and still be able to participate in Friday Fictioneers each week.

73 responses to “INTERACTIVE ART”

  1. I hope that it was not a David Hockney😉

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    1. I get the feeling Archie values Art by the price tag on it, so it probably cost a bit…!

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  2. I could see that coming. And there wasn’t a damn thing I could do to stop it. Great fun, Iain

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  3. haha! Brilliant humorous piece. I see Agnes is back 🙂

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    1. She crops up now and then, always fun to see what mess Archie and her have got themselves into now! 🙂

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  4. Ha! A bit lighter than your A-Z story—Unless, of course, you’ve got poor Archie cracking his head open on the fireplace.

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    1. Haha, no, a change of pace, no deaths, just a broken canvas 🙂

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  5. Look who’s popped out again? Good old Agnes. Humourous double dose here, Lian.

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    1. They’re my fall back comedy couple! 🙂

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  6. I keep thinking about that last line and giggling. Of course, it’s not at all funny – he could have done himself a terrible injury! But, oh! It’s impossible to contain the laughter. Great writing, Iain.

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    1. Thanks Edith, glad it made you laugh. He’ll dust himself down and be fine apart from the hole in his wallet!

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  7. I’m visiting my parents in Southwestern Utah for a few days. My Dad has cancer and feels very weak. This morning he was in a chair and fell over. My Mom tried to help but she fell too. Fortunately, she was fine (a previous fall left her with spinal issues for a while), but Dad was too weak to get up. Fortunately I was here to help.

    It wasn’t interactive art, but it certainly was challenging.

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    1. Oh dear, hope everyone was okay and recovered from their falls.

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      1. James! It’s so nice that you can be there for your parents. It’s a tough road you are all treading. Take care.

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  8. Congratulations! You’re the first one to make me laugh today 🙂

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    1. Thank you, always nice to spread a smile 🙂

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  9. Hahaha! I could picture the whole story, especially the last part, so well! Clever and hilarious.

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    1. Thank you, very kind, glad it gave you a laugh 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  10. What a turn about! Poor Archie. I hope he isn’t too disappointed.

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  11. I know it was a loss for them…but that was funny! 🙂

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  12. Actually laughed at the end. Poor guy. 🙂

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    1. 🙂 Glad I gave you laugh

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  13. Haha 😂😂 that was a break from all that crime! But I can’t wait to read your next post. I’ve finally managed to catch​ up and now I’ll be anxiously waiting the next part. Hmm I wonder if the next part has anything to do with a queen..

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    1. Thank you, nice to take a small break from the crime story and a change of pace. Back on it tomorrow!

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      1. Do keep writing! 🙂

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  14. I guess he got his money’s worth and then some. Maybe, he’ll become in a piece in the exhibit, lol! This was yummy. Thank you, Iain. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and the photo prompt.

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  15. Dear Iain,

    Now that’s taking interactive to a new level. I’m with Agnes. I’ll take flats over heels any time. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle. One thing that men don’t have to worry about!

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  16. Oh no, poor Archie. I did see it coming and laughed all the way. Fun story.

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    1. Oh yeah, it was obvious what was waiting for Archie 🙂

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  17. Great story. How funny!

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  18. Thank you for the chuckle 😁

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  19. Ha! I feel like maybe he should modify it with a prosthetic leg sticking out from the hole he made, and claim it was a collaborative piece.

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    1. I’m sure he could get some of his money back that way 🙂

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  20. Ha, probably an improvement 🙂

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  21. Another grin to start my day. Good one.

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  22. Interactive art, indeed 😁

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  23. Very amusing take on the prompt. 🙂

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  24. this leaves me wondering how soon buyer’s remorse sets in. 🙂

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    1. Pretty quickly in his case 🙂

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  25. This was great fun. Great take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you, much appreciated 🙂

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  26. Phew! I was worried for Archie for a moment. Better a busted canvas than a busted noggin! 🙂

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    1. He always bounces back 🙂

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  27. Oh my …. this was too funny … and … sad. I’m sure Archie will be sorry he broke through the canvas. BUT … he didn’t fall into the fireplace flames.
    I suppose he can be grateful the painting helped avoid that. I enjoyed this very much, lain.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thank you, very kind. Archie survived unscathed, apart from his wallet and pride 🙂

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  28. Ha! Sounds like something I’d do – only the shoes would be on my feet. Really enjoyed this!

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  29. Fun story and very humorous. Love this couple!

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  30. This was a fun story! Poor guy.

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    1. He’ll pick himself up 🙂

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  31. That was so funny, Iain! Methinks the value of the painting may have gone down just a tad…

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    1. Thanks Dale, I think he paid too much to begin with 🙂

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      1. Probably… art can be so overpriced.

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  32. Thanks for a big laugh Iain 🙂

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  33. Poor Archie. I hope his massive canvas didn’t have a massive cost, but good to see Agnes getting into the swing.

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    1. If he can afford to spend money on art like that, he’s got money to waste, so he’ll be okay!

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  34. Haha… that made me smile 🙂

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    1. Thanks Dawn, glad it gave you a smile 🙂

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  35. Hahah – loved the images 😀 Though I am a bit apprehensive about Agnes’ fate

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    1. No need to worry. Archie will just be in a huff for a few days 🙂

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  36. very good, i wasn’t sure which way this was going to go 🙂 sorry I am late to the party this week!

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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