Flash Fiction on Street Art
Paint n' Pen submission
Inspiration: Forces by Dr. Suits
Artwork location, details and photo credit https://watchthisspace.org.nz/artwork/800
The game is too hard, if feelings are a no-no.
How can she play on a purely rational, straight line, hard edges board? No fuzzy
fringes, multi-layers, subtle tone shifts in this alternate universe.
A pedestrian crossing to negotiate but it leads nowhere. Maybe she’s Alice and the
colours she’s up against are even more surreal than Wonderland.
The rules are laid down by someone who conceived but never partook of the birth
“Aha!” She thinks. “I’m outta here. I’m leaving this board. There’s gotta be another
game in town.”
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Some comments from the selection panel:
“An interesting personal response”
“Really great example of Flash Fiction”
The Commuting Book Paint n’ Pen Creative Writing Programme is a collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries, The School For Young Writers, Watch This Space, Evans Taylor Digital and supported by Christchurch City Council’s Enliven Places Projects Fund and Publica