Gustav sat on his foldout chair, staring at the carved tree trunk.
The gathered crowd waited for his next movement.
The Monterey Wood Carving Festival had finished two weeks ago. The other sculptures had since been removed. Gustav had become a local celebrity.
He would leave when he was sure it was finished.
He picked up his chisel. The murmuring crowd hushed. He chipped away a tiny splinter of wood.
He stepped back, tilted his head and smiled.
Now it is finished, he thought, and walked away.
Somewhere in the crowd a voice shouted, ‘What a load of rubbish.’
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).
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