Day 27: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Wood feels solid. A carriage. In blue livery. I must turn it red. Brush dips into primer. Translucent liquid smears over old paint. I shake the jar and pour out a thicker substance. The brush applies this and wood turns to grey. I dry the carriage. Now for red. A gloss acrylic. The agitator rattles in the jar, mixing pigment and carrier. The brush descends, dips, then drips with glistening rouge. I stroke the hairs gently along the flank of the toy. George’s dream is underway…


About malekmontag

I am a writer and a wage-slave, and proud father of George Giraffe. I live in the UK, but I exist everywhere. My first stories were published this year (2016) in Short Stories and Tall Tales (Atla Publishing). Follow me on Twitter @Malek_Montag15. My Work is also available on
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One Response to Day 27: January Mindful Writing Challenge

  1. SM Jenkin says:

    A beautiful, heartfelt and poignant piece of work. I love how the practical details, wood feels solid, the colours root the writing in the everyday world. “The Agitator” adds energy and movement to the writing, and tenderness in the last part just melts me…. wow


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