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Painted into Place

A Micro adaptation of my award-winning short story of the same name.

By Lena FolkertPublished 10 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
Art & Words© Lena Folkert, 2023. Cover Art Created with Wombo Dream Ai.

It looked painted into place. A red dresser jutting out from the white wall. His hands caressed the curved wood and came away red and sticky. She had just painted it.

He reached up and drew a handprint on the wall. Red on white. Like a child's drawing. He smeared it with his finger, just like her lips. Red and sticky. Red stains on white walls. His eyes flicked to the mirror. Behind him, her hands like his own. Red and sticky. Her lipstick like the wall. Smeared red on white. Her sensuous curves like the dresser. Painted into place.


About the Creator

Lena Folkert

Alaskan Grown Freelance Writer 🤍 Lover of Prose

Former Deckhand & Barista 🤍 Always a Pleaser & Eggshell-Walker

Lifelong Animal Lover & Whisperer 🤍 Ever the Student & Seeker

Traveler 🤍 Dreamer 🤍 Wanderer

Happily Lost 🤍 Luckily in Love

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  2. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

  3. Masterful proofreading

    Zero grammar & spelling mistakes

  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  2. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

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    Writing reflected the title & theme

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  • Anna 13 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳

  • sleepy draftsabout a month ago

    Wow! This is beautiful and the language is visceral and evocative. Gorgeous.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Oh my. so horribly descriptive. Well done my friend, and congrats on the TS.

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Horrific!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!💕❤️❤️

  • JBazabout a month ago

    Vivid description with wonderful wording. This was a stunning piece and well deserved of Top Story.

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    The colours!! ❤️ wonderful!

  • Emmy Babout a month ago

    powerful story - well done!

  • Naveed about a month ago

    Amazing job! Keep up the outstanding work—congrats!

  • L.C. Schäfer9 months ago

    Great take on the challenge, good luck!

  • Gerald Holmes10 months ago

    This is so well done. I love the way it flowed to that ending. Great job.

  • I have to wonder, is she horrified or endeared by your actions? My parents would have been horrified & I might not have been able to sit for a week. (Actually, she'd probably have had me writing sentences, "I will not smear paint on the walls," until sometime next Tuesday.) My wife might have found it endearing, after getting over being upset with what I had done both to the dresser & the wall. She would have reminded me that I would be repainting both!

  • Concise and wonderful take on the challenge, love this

  • Mariann Carroll10 months ago

    Very creative 😊

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