Raging Art

Photo by: Grant-Sud

Ryan Hennessy had rage issues. He eventually found solace, a means to control his impulses through art, specifically graffiti art. Unfortunately, the city of Detroit had a dim view of this medium.

That’s how the city of Austin became the home of his heart. The broken concrete structures on Baylor Street was a place where anyone could express themselves with no repercussions. Many very talented artists painted there, but few were as skilled as Ryan.

Benny Macs was a bully. He found Ryan one day, heading home after an afternoon’s work. Benny couldn’t resist shoving the diminutive, seemingly harmless artist around.

Two hours later, the police picked Benny up. They knew Benjamin Maxwell from previous run-ins, but Sergeant Hill had never seen him like this.

Hill said, “Jesus, Benny! You turnin’ into a Hippy?”

“It ain’t my fault!” shrieked Benny. “The paint guy went all berserk and stuff!”

“Sure, sure. Wha’dya’ do to him?”

“Nothin’! I swear it!”

“Yeah, right,” said Hill. He pointed to an officer. “Whitlock. Take Pinkie here downtown.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/fffaw-challenge-week-of-july-11-2017/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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16 Responses to Raging Art

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    A good cautionary tale to not mess with artists who have rage issues. Especially not ones armed with spray paint cans. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hahaha! That’s what the bully gets — sprayed pink! LOL! Great story!

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  3. Ameena k.g says:

    Hahaha, I love it and that last line sure is justice! I Belive bully Bennie has it Coming

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Looks just like Austin! Love the story! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. luckyjc007 says:

    Ryan may have changed the meaning of “being in the pink” after dealing with Benny. I doubt Benny will be feeling very good considering where he is headed!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Haha. Never mess with an artist. Great stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jade M. Wong says:

    LOL! That’s one way to deter a bully! Make art, not war? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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