Wednesday again and here’s the Friday flash fiction photo e-mail. Our beloved Rochelle faithfully inspires our creativity regardless of the weather or the season. If you wish to join in, just skate over to HER BLOG and click on that frozen blue frog.
Funny what pops into your head when you see these photo prompts. This morning I got a notice via BookBub about a new book on sale today on Amazon: in his book, Hunting Evil, journalist Guy Walters writes about the search for escaped Nazi war criminals. I’ve read a few accounts on this subject before, enough to know the CIA— or its forerunner— had a finger in that pie. Then I saw today’s prompt — ah, modern art! — and the wheels started spinning upstairs.
ART MUST BE FLEXIBLE
Marcel stepped forward as visitors approached.
“And this object signifies…” one bewildered fellow asked.
“CIA activities in our world. This top wheel represents J-Edgar Hoover, the organization. These next three, international espionage, recruitment of foreign moles, political assassinations. This one, investigation of organized crime; the small disc underneath, wiretapping. Narcotics surveillance; scrutinizing politicians. This central wheel represents covert mind-programming experiments…”
The visitors all blanched; one fellow fainted.
The art director hurried over. “Try something different. Please! This is the fifth fainter this morning.”
To the next visitors Marcel explained, “This object signifies famous English writers. The top wheel represents Shakespeare…”