The view

This has always been the view from my room. A pretty walled garden, full of roses. I can’t smell the roses, but that’s actually good, as I can’t stand their sweet smell. But I still like to view the view.

Last week, a new person moved in. It’s a lady who likes to paint. She’s now blocking my view!

Who does she think she is to block my view like that, standing all day in ‘my’ garden to paint her silly ugly paintings?

I’ll file a complaint! That cannot happen! This view is mine and I don’t want it changed! No painting ladies standing on the garden!


The nurse comes to check on Bathilda. She seems troubled lately. Ever since a new patient was admitted at the hospice.

This post has been written is response to the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, with photo prompt provided by Graham Lawrence, and contains 128 words.


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ThirdEyeMom’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Colors

Due to a delay on the official WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Nicole, from ThirdEyeMom, decided to post her own theme, and it’s Colors.

So here’s a picture of one of the most colorful spots in my house:

Colorful artwork by W. Lima

When we moved into this house 6 years ago and saw that huge rectangular spot above the fireplace, I realized I didn’t have anything to hang in there that had a matching size. My biggest picture was too big for it, as it was a 3 x 3 feet square, and all the others would be too small. So I decided to buy something new, but one thing that was not flexible about was that I wanted something very colorful.

I found a painter I liked in the Novica website, W. Lima, but looking at his bio, I found out that he also sells his artwork at the Ipanema Art Fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So I contacted my family and my brother was kind enough to volunteer to visit the fair and buy me one of his artworks, directly from the source. And he bought this one, which I absolutely love.

But because the aspect ratio was not exactly the same as of the spot I had, I decided to complement it by placing some very colorful sculpures by Mestre Vitalino at the fireplace mantel, right below it.

And the combination of them was what made this spot so colorful.