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Painted #writephoto

This week’s Photo Prompt Challenge comes from Sue Vincent.

A rather oriental red bridge over a  pool covered with waterlilies and surrounded by trees.

Oscar had a good sweat going and was motivated by his first exhibition.

Oscar, his mom, and a small crew moved his installations one giant piece by one giant piece. They have to be careful not to crush anything since his pieces are so delicate. His last art piece to be installed is called, “Painted Peace.”

First came the lush trees with branches and leaves that swayed with each footstep. Then the tall grass and flowers lining the pond … but just one side! Then the pond providing clarity for voyeurs. Then the radiant waterlilies bathing in sunlight from the skylight, carefully placed to leave some attention for the pond. Then the tall grass and flowers lining the other side of the pond.

Oscar adjusts the grass and flowers until he was happy – when they look and feel like they belong together; when they look and feel like a family. He takes a step back and adjusts again, quickly but carefully to not let a drop of sweat stain it. He felt like his life was on the line defusing a ticking bomb.

When he was finally happy, he moved the last piece into place – the bridge in rouge. Suddenly, the door to his exhibition swung open and all of his art pieces – made of tissue paper – commingled against the wall.

Thanks for reading.

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