A Feather

I should have worn a feather, the artist said at the uptown opening. She, who was infatuated, looked at him askance. A feather? Yes, a feather! I can’t believe you’ve never seen me in my feather! He pointed to a place in his long gray pony tail. His handsome chiseled face was pale and gaunt. A feather? Who did he want to be? Chief Red Cloud? Chief Sitting Bull? Chief Wannabe-Rich-And-Famous-Outlaw-Artist? When he asked the exhibiting painter how many millions each painting cost, she knew the feather was the least of her concerns.

 

 

 

Roberta Allen is a short story writer, novelist, memoirist, and teacher, and has authored eight books. Also a visual artist, her work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. www.robertaallen.com.

Photo Credit: Roberta Allen

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