Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Image © J Hardy Carroll Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires J Hardy Carroll’s permission.
But Is It Art?
“Bobby, what are you doing, you’ve been staring at this musical clock for hours.”
“I contemplate art. What is it? Why do it?”
“Do you want to learn how to paint?”
“Every robot can paint in every technique ever used. I can sing, dance… but that’s not art, that’s imitation.”
“It always starts with imitation. You need to learn the craft.”
“My technique is perfect. It’s the creativity I lack.”
“Your experience as a self-conscious robot is unique. Why don’t you write stories about that? About your feelings, disappointments, success?”
“Is creative writing an art?”
“Of course it is.”
OF COURSE creative writing is an art. Does anyone doubt that?
Edit: I fell and hurt my arm last week, that’s making writing a bit painful. It’s nothing serious but prevents me from commenting on as many stories as I would like to comment on. I’ll skip this week’s challenge as well. Sorry.