Clarity and Truth Ignored – PG – Humorous – Friday Fictioneers

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Clarity and Truth Ignored

By Scott L Vannatter

Clarisse opened one of the drawers in the writing table she had gotten at the bazaar. She unfolded the parchment she found. She was pleased with both.

The parchment was written by the man pictured sitting. It seemed obvious the man was writing something important, perhaps, the beginnings of a book.

Her eyes went wide. She knew no one had ever seen this piece before. It was, simply, the man in the picture writing about how horrible he felt the other picture (of the hunt) had been done. He felt it mostly childlike in nature.

She tore the piece up.

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  • Amy Reese  On August 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I like the set up of your character finding the owner of the desk’s writing about an object (the painting) that is part of the desk. It’s like opening a box within box within a box. Lots of mystery here. Nice one, Scott! It could be a Twilight Zone.


  • patriciaruthsusausan  On August 17, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Scott, From the title I would guess that perhaps she wanted people seeing the desk and picture to think it had belonged to a novelist. The letter would be the truth, and not nearly as glamorous. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  • wmqcolby  On August 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Hahahaha! I got it. Good one, Scott!


  • patrickprinsloo  On August 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Interesting that you looked and at and wrote about the two pictures. See how both men are facing in the same direction and that their backs a slanted in parallel; the on to kill a fox, the other to malign the artist.


  • elmowrites  On August 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I’m confused about how she knows all this, but I guess in a world where a picture can produce a letter about another picture, I shouldn’t ask too many questions!!


    • kindredspirit23  On August 14, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Sorry, the intention was that she found a letter in the desk written by the man talking about the other picture.
      Lol, it sounds complicated when I even say it.


  • Virtually All Sorts (@AllSortsHere)  On August 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I read it that the painting about the writing table was done by Clarisse… and she was pretty insulted by the writing in the parchment… Great piece 🙂


  • The Writer's Village  On August 14, 2014 at 5:40 am

    You are entering a new dimension of time and space. A little twilight zone style story. Nice. Randy.

    And yes, fear puts denial to good use. It the evidence ain’t here, it didn’t happen.



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