Sarah Potter Writes

Pursued by the Muses of prose and poetry

Friday Fictioneers — How To Suffer An Art Attack

Copyright -John Nixon

Welcome to the Annual Nutsville Art Show!

Our next exhibit is titled Keyed-in by Eccentric Anon.

This is an incredibly powerful living sculpture, albeit a possible one-day wonder. As you might observe, the artist has rushed headlong into his creation and met with a dreadful accident. Whether this was intentional or not, we may never find out. It’s not every day that an upright piano consumes a downright idiot.

The instrument’s tuner has just confirmed that the only Chopin to be performed on this particular piano will involve the surgical extraction of said artist from the keyboard.

No photos, please.


Friday Fictioneers: 100 word stories
Photo prompt: image (c) John Nixon

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20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — How To Suffer An Art Attack

  1. michael1148humphris on said:

    And I smiled, well penned.

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  2. Sunshine Jansen on said:

    Nicely done!! A cautionary tale for those of us who are easily consumed by our art! 🙂

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    • Quite right. I have two dangerously consuming things in my tiny creative work space at home — a PC and a piano. You should have seen me dashing between the two when writing a musical several years back. Lucky I survived the experience!

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  3. I’m sure it served him right 🙂

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  4. Is this an artistic installation or a murder scene… I guess it’s too late to know, but I bet the video will be a collector’s item

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  5. Really cleverly composed, and a totally different take on the strange photo!

    ‘B Gone’…my 100 word story

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  6. Will on said:

    Made me laugh. Funny and dark.

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  7. I love the notion of an ‘art attack’. It’s not unknown. Great story.

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  8. Dear Sarah,

    Great title. So this would be an idiotectomy to Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor? Works for me. Cute story.



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  9. Oh Sarah, this is so funny, I am actually laughing out loud and glad I don’t have a cup of tea in hand otherwise I would have splurted it all over the place! I adore your sense of humour, I can hear you telling this story! From the title to the ‘no photos please’ is brilliant. Best piece of flash fiction I’ve read in a long time, seriously!! 😀 xxxx


  10. love!!! he became one with his instrument.

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