Man, You Gotta See This!
by Tony Richards
The exhibit reached its conclusion, you see, in a big square room which just contained one painting. A triptych, they called it. Three almighty canvases put together to form one.
It was water lilies, of course. Took up an entire wall.
And there were benches in front of it, so I just sat down. And then allowed my mind to fall forward into that weightlessness of pastel colour.
I didn’t realise Kara had gone wandering back to see the scenes near Tower Bridge again.
When she tapped my shoulder, asked me if I’d been sitting here all this time, more than half an hour had passed.
I had gone completely elsewhere. I’d been lost. Blissfully so.
And Jer would never understand that.
About the Author
Tony Richards is a dark fantasy or horror author. He was born in 1956 in Greenford, England, and educated at University College School, Hampstead, before going on to study law at Middlesex University. Although he has written science fiction, mystery, and even mainstream stories, he is principally an author of supernatural, dark fantasy, and horror fiction. (more…)
About the Narrator
Ben Phillips is a programmer and musician living in New Orleans. He was a chief editor of Pseudopod from 2006-2010.