Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo is by John Nixon.
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?
– From “Mona Lisa,” music and lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
A Lovely Work of Art
by Jan Brown
He’d walked past the little store dozens of times, never stopping—until today.
Today, the sweet music of his past wafted from the open door. Painful memories washed over him as he listened to “Mona Lisa.” It reminded him of the clubs he frequented in Seoul in the early fifties. He was a dapper young spy, easily able to romance important female targets.
Kim was different—a local barmaid, not a target. He fell in love with her beauty, her grace, her mysterious smile.
She stole his heart. But when she stole his files, he realized why she was smiling.
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