The Conflicted Life of Cocky HumblePosted: May 19, 2015
Setting: Humble Studios
Personae: Cocky Humble, a sculptor; Barnes, art agent
CH: burn me in effigy? hell, see this… middle finger, that’s what! I have nothing else to say to that alright!
B: they didn’t dislike every element…
CH: just stop right there, why do you always do that?
B: do what?
CH: use double negatives every time you’re about to deliver bad news
B: well, they liked some bits but they just weren’t taken by the finish
CH: a product is the sum of its bits, Barnes! what did they expect? they were very specific, and I listened… gave them what they asked for, is that not what I did?
B: personally, I think it’s a masterpiece
CH: you’re not going to inveigle me, Barnes!
B: but we need a new piece… otherwise we don’t eat… I’ll cover the direct materials cost for this one and double the fee, how about that, eh?
CH: appalling aesthetics, that’s what it is… anyway, I’ll schedule it, you’re right… we need to eat!
© Heath Muchena, 2015