Place of Safety – VisDare 33

I’m on a roll! Here’s my first offering for Anonymous Legacy‘s photo-inspired prompt, VisDare. The rules are simple:

150 words – or less.

Post entry to your blog and “link in”.

(Please – no erotica or graphic violence.)

DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!!

So, the photo is below, and my piece follows. Let me know what you think, and give it a go yourself, why not?

– Place of Safety –  

“Mr Riordan, it wasn’t so long ago that my colleague had you in tears! Please, share your thoughts!”

I sigh. That memory is the reason why I have returned to my first love – photography. The whole process, the camera, the ink-black cocoon of the dark room, it is safety for me.

“If you insist. This new direction is a comment on the divisions between east and west, from the end of World War Two to the Cold War. My signature piece, which I call Die Frauen der Berliner Mauer, is my artistic representation of the Berlin Wall, bound on each side by the east and west of the city itself. The image was taken in Berlin, along the Wall’s route.”

Would she accept this spiel?

“Thank you, Mr Riordan. I know our readers will be charmed by both your new direction, and your explanation.”

Success, for now.

19 thoughts on “Place of Safety – VisDare 33

    1. Well, I sometimes wonder if artists create their work and then think afterwards about how they need to explain it to meet the expectations of others! Thank you for popping in 🙂

      1. I totally get that. Because sometimes an idea doesn’t make total sense, but you need to get it out of you anyway..and then you see what it means, after the fact. So maybe it sounds like a spiel to the rest of us..

    1. I regularly remove my brain, shake all the fluff, spare change and sweet wrappers out of it and tend to find random story snippets in the nooks and crannies, before I put it back again. Or something…

  1. I feel there is so much backstory to this character. His insecurity and love of the darkroom leave me wanting more.

  2. well, i for one do find the new direction to be quite charming.
    now – was it east or west . . .


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