The Coffee Cup

Art critics drew near the newly unveiled painting – The Coffee Cup. They gushed over it, finding new dimensions to the work of genius.

"The use of colours are brilliant. Look at the emphasis on brown symbolizing the overflow of internet garbage dump in our digital age," one of them declared.

"I beg to differ Sir. The picture can also be seen as a smart depiction of apocalypse…a live Volcano with lava flowing out," another one contradicted.

"I believe it depicts our helplessness in life. There are some slimy, overflowing problems that cannot be handled," an old gentleman remarked.

"What are you saying grandpa? Last night, we agreed it looked like goo in a cup," his little granddaughter's word echoed in the hall.

Nervous laughter ensued as the clueless girl got escorted out.

(This my entry to the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by the amazing Priceless Joy. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. Thank you for the image. Please CLICK HERE for more.)

40 thoughts on “The Coffee Cup

  1. So well written, Shivangi. I love the in-depth interpretations of the painting by the critics and the way those people are brought back to earth with a bump by the little girl’s comments. The child was the only one to see it as it really was. How true to life situations like this can be at times. 😀

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