#WRITEPHOTO – Ceiling by Jemima Pett

Is it time for the Master of Arts to hand over to the younger generation? Maybe, if the creaking is anything to go by. My poor back aches at the thought. Read more of this fun entry by Jemima.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 

It was the best because he had a job, for which he might even get paid. Having a job was better than nothing. Nothing equalled painful, hungry, disgusting, and sometimes even dangerous.

It was the worst of times because he was lying on his back on flat wooden boards, twenty feet in the air, painting.

Do you think that was a good job? Lying on your back, hardly able to shift position, trying to do intricate details in the most marvellous impression of gaily dancing women surrounded by cavorting dogs … and the paint is dripping into your eyes, into your hair, up your nostrils and into worse parts.

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Ceiling | #writephoto Flash Fiction – Jemima Pett 

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a white plaster ceiling with beautiful artistic carvings in the centre is a painting featuring angels and the odd animal.


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Much Love

5 thoughts on “#WRITEPHOTO – Ceiling by Jemima Pett

  1. Yes! It’s an oldie and stars Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as the Pope and is all about their relationship while the Sistine Chapel ceiling was being painted. Watching the development of the painting on the ceiling, all the scenes of events from the Bible, and, of course, Michelangelo painting while laying on his back is terrific. I think you would enjoy it.

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