Wednesday, December 7, 2016

12-8-16


Several months ago, I started a new "series" of posts... if you will...
And so on Wednesdays; I intend to post an old photograph to inspire your creativity. 
 Write a poem!  
Plot out a short story!     
 Have inspiration for a piece of art or composition.... let your artistic soul shine.        
(you can click on the photos in this post to make it larger to see).

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I am not convinced this girl is happy... in fact, she looks quite distressed.
Perhaps it is the mink stole that has been carefully wrapped around her to display the tail in the front.
Is she afraid it is alive and about to eat her? Is she cold?
Or is something going on "off camera" that we can't see? She certainly appears to be watching something...

I envision this little girl as being named Wilhelmina... named after her Austrian Grandfather...
her family emigrated to the US as her grandfather prepared for work in one of the biggest banks in NYC. Their apartment overlooked what is now Central Park.
Poor Wilhelmina was tragically kidnapped... a ploy by a former nanny to extort the family from some of their cash... The nanny (and her boyfriend Rudolfo) were foiled when their car broke down whilst running off with the child... and what you see here is them being whisked off by police as photographers captured the scared child's face for all of the world to see in the news.
Of course, she doesn't remember the incident.. it being too shocking, and she being much to young...
but later, in her "drinking years" she would recount the story to the patrons at the local bar as if she was horrifically damaged by it all, and not by all the subsequent years and various escapades since then.


--see you all next Wednesday for the week's creativity prompt posting.