We’ll Meet At Our Regular Spot

“I do so love ‘Mannerism’.”

“And I love that you know it’s ‘Mannerism’.”

“Well how could it be anything else? Note the compositional tension, the instability. The artificial quality—”

“You’ve been reading wikipedia, yes?” She gave him a wry smile. “Do you have it?”

“Already in your pocket.” He didn’t look at her. “I slipped it in while you were pretending to study the Christopher Wool.”

“The one with the scribbles?”

He shook his head in mock disgust. “Yes, ‘the one with the scribbles’. Perhaps next time we should meet,” he said, voice dripping with disdain, “at Dave & Busters.”

11 comments:

  1. .......where would we be without wiki....eh!

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    1. It's actually amazing the extent to which internet research figures into my writing routine, For this one I wiki'ed the painting, El Greco, and Mannerism, and went to the Art Institute of Chicago website to find what other exhibits they had on right now.

      I did not research Dave & Busters.

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  2. So I've been skimming your blog the last 24-hours, plus or minus some, since I saw your link on the Write on Edge prompt. I don't know a lot, but I read a lot, and your writing voice is very tight. You should look for an agent -- you're voice is really marketable.

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    1. Thanks so much. :-) I'm still in the occasionally-submit-something-and-then-get-discouraged stage.

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  3. Enjoyed this, as always! Thanks David...

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  4. ah yes. many pocket studies have been done in the pursuit of sophistication and intelligent conversation

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