Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about art so good it pulls someone into it, begins after the image.
Genre: Speculative Fiction/Humor
Captain Brandt exited the orange Coast Guard Rescue Chopper and walked inside.
Penny winced at the coastguardsman’s flight gear and apologized profusely. “I’m sorry, Captain. I told the operator my husband fell into the waves of computer art, not real waves.”
Brandt scowled. “It’s that painting by Katsushika Hokusai, right?”
“Not a problem, ma’am.” Brandt turned. “Jones! Situation 14!”
In moments. Petty Officer Jones installed ‘Rescue Chopper’ on the laptop and an animated helicopter fished her husband from the painting’s waves.
“Thank you!” cried Penny, hugging her sopping-wet husband.
“No problem,” said Brandt. “People fall into Hokusai’s wave all the time!”
Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai is famous for his painting, “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai
A sample of the painting is below:
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers commune for a litany of lots of little literary links to flash fiction from an image prompt. Check the link for more stories based upon the image at the top of this post. Have fun!: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/6-june-2014/