The Inner Truth


Photo by C.E. Ayr.


Jeff worked weeks on the sculpture.

I, however,  got nauseated looking at it.  “So, what’s this supposed to be, anyway?”

Jeff wiped his hands on his smock.  “Inspiration’s from a picture of a meteor  a guy named ‘Ayr’ sent me. He commissioned me to do a sculpture for him. He said It fell from outer space.”

“More like it came from ‘inner’ space … someone’s lower bowels.”

“I’m using it to illustrate Ayr’s inner man:   his attitude, personality  …”

“Looks like something an elephant left behind.”

“I’m calling it ‘From Out Of The Ayr.’  Catchy, huh?”

“Oh yeah …  it did, all right.”



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48 Responses to The Inner Truth

  1. At the risk of offending poor Jeff — and possibly CE — I’ll dare to say your musings on this “creation” were quite funny.
    This makes me think of one P G Wodehouse tale of an artist who was commissioned to paint a baby’s portrait and created a blob.

  2. gahlearner says:

    Art is in the eye of the beholder, methinks. 🙂

  3. wmqcolby says:

    My screenwriting instructor told me that a script is like a pile of horse manure. You look at it and say to yourself, “That’s an interesting pile of horse manure. I think I’ll sculpt a Buddha out of it.” So, you sculpt it and spray paint it gold and everyone around you admires your golden buddha. But you, and ONLY you, must remember that under all that paint is …

    You know the rest! 😀

  4. Lynn Love says:

    Nicely arty take on the prompt Kent. That interpretation came from within alright! 🙂

  5. draliman says:

    Aw, evidently the sculpture doesn’t paint this “Ayr” (any similarity of characters in this story to anyone living or dead is purely coincidental) in a very good light, according to the sculpture’s friend. Nice one!

    • wmqcolby says:

      The Romans never conquered Scotland because they were too hard to conquer. But, they didn’t have any good Yankee know-how, either. There are other ways … 😉

  6. “More like it came from ‘inner’ space … someone’s lower bowels.” Very funny but eewww!

  7. wmqcolby says:

    Sorry ’bout that, Louise. It just sort of came out that way … um, let me rephrase that.
    I can’t! Sorry! 😦

  8. EagleAye says:

    Hehe. You still got me chuckling. I love the sculpture title.

  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Ha, excellent. Well played, Sir.

  10. Love the snappy exchange between artist and long-suffering wife. I read a piece about artists recently who uncover the sculpture or statue from the material given which fits nicely with your piece. Bill. A joy to read, as always.

    • wmqcolby says:

      Hmmm. It was an exchange between friends (even though I never said who the conversationalists were), but, hey. I’ll take it! Adds more dimension when it’s husband and wife. Funnier that way. Thanks, Kelvin!

  11. Great take on the prompt.

  12. Alice Audrey says:

    Tsk. Some people just don’t appreciate fine art. 🙂

  13. What fun. And, “artist beauty” truly is in the eye of the beholder. May Mr. Ayr see it that way (of course he will.)

  14. The dreamer and the cynic. Great conversation 🙂

  15. wmqcolby says:

    Thanks, Linda! I like that explanation. It’s GOOD! 😉

  16. rgayer55 says:

    I suppose it the photo had been a balloon if would have been full of hot Ayr. Good one, Kent.

  17. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Good one, Russell. 😀

  18. yarnspinnerr says:

    Enjoyed the read ….. including the comments.

  19. More chocolate! More chocolate!

  20. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Loved the title. I agree with LInda, great conversation between a dreamer and a cynic.

  21. tedstrutz says:

    I’m sure C.E. just loved it. 🙂

  22. wmqcolby says:

    Well, Ted, I’ll tell ya — he didn’t weigh in, so he either doesn’t know about it, doesn’t care about it, or just plain both.

  23. Hahaha! Loved the story and the comments 😀

  24. wmqcolby says:

    Thanks, Joy. I think the comments were better. 😀

  25. subroto says:

    Depends on what condition you are in when you look at it. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beer holder.
    P.S I think you will be facing some Ayr next week.

  26. jimenobaeznarvaez says:

    Loved the story and the comments 😀 Thanks, Joy. I think the comments were better.

  27. leroyjhunt says:

    Loved the story and the comments 😀 Loved the story and the comments 😀 Thanks, Joy. I think the comments were better.

  28. Loved the write up and the comments 😀 Thanks, Joy. I remember the comments were better.

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