Fervently, he painted the canvas. Gorgeous greens. Fiery crimsons. Exotic canaries. Each canvas came alive. One a garden with plants so real, you could smell newly mown grass. In another a sea teeming with vibrant fish beckoning you to dive in. The third, the cerulean sky was so animated with squawking parrots that you covered your ears. 

Guards looked in at the cell in disbelief. Why did the inmate keep consulting the edge of a square he had painted on the wall? The interior was only greenish prison wall. To the prisoner however, it was a window into real beauty.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
7 months ago

You make the true beauty of art even more beautiful in your story, Margarida. Truly, art is a window into a true beauty, especially for those prisoners like your protagonist. It is the best way of expression and showing passion. I love this. Excellent.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Margarida Brei
7 months ago

You’re most welcome, Margarida. Well done. I am excited to read more stories from you.

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Sandra OReilly
Sandra OReilly(@sandra-oreilly)
7 months ago

Really enjoyed this. I thought until the last paragraph that it was about a painter creating a masterpiece. Well done.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
5 months ago

A very descriptive story, Margarida. Enjoyable read

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