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Six Word Stories #25 and Flash Fiction

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

For the uninitiated, legend holds that it was Ernest Hemingway who penned that six-word tale which for years now has inspired writers to attempt their own succinct masterpieces.  Also called flash fiction, these diminutive novels can be clever and often inspirational.

Like those that be found over at unbolt.me where we came across #25 which we found irresistibly evocative.

Her silhouette makes a cello envious.

Tetiana Aleksinaunbolt.meSix Word Stories #25

The author may not have been conjuring Lauren Bacall or Josephine Baker as we did –  remarkably English isn’t even her native tongue – but we thought it just dripped with 1920’s Pulp Noir appeal.  After all, it is what is left to the imagination, wherein the beauty of the Six-Word Story lies.

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Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi to be Auctioned at Christie’s

“What is known for certain is that it belonged to King Charles I (1600-1649), where it is recorded in the inventory of the royal collection drawn up a year after his execution.”

Considered the most-important art-find of the last century, Salvator Mundi, will be auctioned at Christie’s this November.  It is only one of twenty to be attributed to the hand of the great master himself.  This is cooler than the Da Vinci Code.

Grain Elevators: Lights are alright, Zeitz is better

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town, designed by Thomas Heatherwick will open to the public next week.  The structure served the better part of a century as both a grain elevator and Africa’s tallest building upriver of the pyramids and it has been reincarnated as the first major contemporary art museum in Africa dedicated to African art.

While cities like Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo struggle to figure out what to do with these massive and obsolete buildings, Heatherwick has architected a beautiful and environmentally conscious option (aside from a rock wall or a light show).