Graphic Artists: A 99-word Flash Fiction

Graphic Artists

Angela was going to the museum to see the new collection of graphic artists. That is, until she got stopped by the train. It was a good thing she wasn’t in a hurry because the train was barely moving.

As Angela sat there, she noticed all of the graffiti-covered boxcars and car carriers. Someone certainly had talent with spray paint; how did anyone find the time to paint them, she wondered. Intricate and detailed designs graced the sides of nearly every car. Although they may have been gang symbols, Angela realized she was enjoying an art collection on wheels.

Nancy Brady, 2018

Carrot Ranch’s week’s 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction prompt is to incorporate graffiti in some way, and this is my entry. Read all the entries at Carrot Ranch at


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A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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5 Responses to Graphic Artists: A 99-word Flash Fiction

  1. Jules says:

    You reminded me of my train travels. It is a wonder that art… but also how the artists get into places that they aren’t supposed to get into. I think some may have gotten partly distracted though as some ‘pieces’ didn’t seem finished. Maybe the artist was waiting for another full moon, or the guard on the rails to move along?

    Cheers, Jules

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  2. I am always amazed by the artistic talent of these ‘graphic artists’ with the sharpness of the designs, and I almost enjoy watching them pass by (as long as I am not in a hurry or late for an appointment). I know that there is a strict code between the artists not to paint over another’s artwork. Maybe that is why some don’t seem finished…or they have only seconds or minutes to get the job done.

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  3. calmkate says:

    what a lovely take on the topic Nan, well done!

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