A Body Work of Art

PHOTO PROMPT - Β© Connie Gayer ...(Mrs. Russell)

PHOTO PROMPT – Β© Connie Gayer …(Mrs. Russell)

Jared stumbled around and looked up at the sun again. He searched for the small rock formations he used to guide him back to where he had left his “art” to age from the weather.

The pieces of metal were all laid out beside one another where he placed them to oxidize in the desert. He put them here three weeks ago. Pieces of steel, copper, gold and silver were lying in a semi-circle around the corpse. They were all new colors now and lightly dusted with dirt.

The abstract photos of the aging body and metal would make a nice addition to his private gallery.

Word count 100

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62 thoughts on “A Body Work of Art

  1. Nice Courtney. I wish I could write stories like that, but with all the rest of the things I’m doing I’m afraid my imagination is worn out. HUGS. A,.

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    • Yep! That was my thought! I have a really cool print on my wall from Sedona AZ a metallurgist did. and the photo made me think of that. I know… warped mind, lol! Thanks for the comment Sandra!! πŸ™‚


  2. I kept reading “silver…gold” and went on to think it’s still there …the place must be so desolate …when the corpse came out of nowhere. Great twist. “Private collection” indicates the corpse was not just stolen from the morgue. Well done piece.

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      • I wasn’t confused, but I think your tenses are.
        The problem for me lies in the word ‘will’ in the last sentence.
        As your story is written in the past tense, this should surely be ‘would’, don’t you think?
        It didn’t change the fact that I did like your story, it just jarred.
        I feel bad now about mentioning it.

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      • No no… don’t feel bad for mentioning it! I didn’t catch that either! And I am usually better about tenses. Thanks for pointing it out. I changed it and now I think it DOES read better! πŸ™‚


    • Aww.. thanks Robert! I really appreciate that. This was inspired by an actual piece of art I have on my wall from Sedona, AZ. The photographer takes different types of metal (not body parts that I know of) he he! … lets them oxidize for a few weeks, then photographs them in abstract ways. I LOVE my piece! πŸ™‚


  3. So now I’m wondering, was the corpse “made a corpse” by the artist? Or did he just dig it up somewhere. I’m wondering if this is a serial killer cum artist doing this. You got me thinking with this one. I like that.

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