Buckminster & Amber 69 The Bucks – Part 2

The Bucks

ImageAmbette was hanging around the loft as usual, purring and striking poses. It was raining that late afternoon. The available light was dull and leaden, what I most preferred for painting. I was not the first impressionist in Paris, but the critics thought I was the best. I was well known, and often copied.

        She wanted to pose again. Something on the rug, she suggested – right. It was always something on the rug. What she really wanted was a few centimes to buy a bowl of absinth, but I gave in, as usual. She was very attractive in a glossy, media sort of way. She was . . . Where was I?

        Ah, the pose. So anyway, I put her on the rug and arranged my paints on a clean pallet, taking my time with the new canvas, lapsing easily into a form of grand digital pointillism.


       Time passed without measure as I slowly descended into a colorful twilight zone, painting for six hours straight before losing consciousness.

        I woke up in darkness, on the floor, my fur coat reeked of turpentine and oil paint. A walk on the roof seemed like a good idea, to get some fresh air and see if any of the neighborhood kats were out.

        Ambette and Katesse were snoring a somnambulist symphony from different parts of the loft as I climbed up into the quiet night beneath a sickle moon. A shadowed gothic world in black and white stretched far into the dark horizon. Dog barks echoed somewhere in the streets below. 

About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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1 Response to Buckminster & Amber 69 The Bucks – Part 2

  1. Amber certainly looks abandoned… and the impressionist tibetan rug comes up very well !!!!

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