Standing in front of the carved stone, he remembered when the artist was feted. People would travel from all over the world to see his work and admire his handiwork. Discussions would ensue on the meaning of the pieces and what had inspired him to create them. Then the scandal erupted. He was imprisoned, the many artworks torn down or vandalised. Except for this forgotten piece in the centre of the city. Unnamed, the early work stands proudly surrounded by office buildings. A remnant of a life that was crushed to pieces by the love for a young girl.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

36 thoughts on “Remnant

  1. Love, passion and temptation can prove to be deadly.
    Many artists have succumbed.
    As no one knows about the creator of this work of art, thus it’s safe 🙂


  2. Sad in two different ways: the sadness that accompanies human frailty, and the sadness at the loss of the art, assuming there was more to it than a flash-in-the-pan reputation. Few artists (or other professionals) can withstand the scrutinizing glare under which the famous of today have had to live their lives.


    1. So true – or maybe it seems so because it is reported. We don’t really know what is going on in the lives of people who are not in the public eye.


  3. If the girl was so young that it caused scandal, then it wasn’t love, not for her. More like lust… Timely story.


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