Hours of practice on facial proportions, angles and shadows wasted.
She’d spent so long getting the nose and mouth just right on each person in the scene.
She sighed and mixed the colours. Plenty of medical light blue for most. A couple of brighter hues for the more imaginative people.
A small rectangle added to each face, two or three strokes enough to obliterate all her previous effort and detail.
Once all were festooned, she stepped back and looked at the scene.
It wasn’t pretty, but it was life.
A word added to the title: ‘Masked Gathering at the Cafe Rouge’.
Written for Friday Fictioneers 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). Come on everyone, just wear a mask.
To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
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