Art for Art's Sake

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

Genre:
Horror
Author:
Cthula
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
16+

Chapter 1

The exhibition was exactly what the old man expected from modern "art". The room was plain white as they always were, packed with a variety of people. He hated these events but the invitation he'd received from an old flame promised something new.

Art like you wouldn't believe, Roy! For old time's sake, get over here!

She was right, he could hardly believe this counted as art, these (admittedly enormous) sheets of paper with the vaguest hints of crowded rooms behind them and a metallic scent that lingered. He wasn't sure if they were painted or stencilled or if there was a diorama behind them. Either way he disliked them, disliked the venue and especially disliked all the people.

They had no respect for a man clearly in his waning years, pushing him aside at every "frame". At least there were some door-sized pieces that weren't as packed, some were totally vacant. He leant against the wall beside one and tried to peer at the scene behind the paper. All of a sudden the crowd caught sight of the smaller works and rushed to view them.

Instead of getting pushed away he ended being pushed into the thin sheet and right through it. He was right about the diorama but he couldn't possibly have imagined what the scene was. The room was far bigger than the small paper covering and stank of fresh blood. Bodies were stacked in five neat square piles, head-to-foot-to-head.

He began to scream and the crowd by the door backed off, startled and worried. Running out he cried MURDER, SOMEONE'S KILLED THEM ALL! HELP! POLICE! ANYONE!

A security guard came running forward, calming the crowd with raised hands and a smile. It's alright folks, just a part of the exhibition as the artist herself will explain. The guard gestured, to a nervous looking woman who glared at the terrified old man.

This show is all about mortality and how fragile we are in the face of death.

She droned on until the crowd was satisfied enough to applaud her "craftsmanship" with the bodies. The old man didn't buy it, they looked too real and some of them were even twitching!

As the final act of my show, the gentleman here will "finish off" the animatronic bodies inside!

The security guard handed his gun over with a dark look that promised bad things if he refused. Everyone else was thrilled, they didn't expect it to be performance art - how genius of her! Impatient they cheered him on as the artist gently pushed him towards the nearest dying person.

As he pulled the trigger their eyes shot open and their breath rattled out of their punctured lungs.

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Isabella Lunawood: Cassandra Farelli is a short but wonderful read - it leaves you thinking, makes you ask questions and leaves you guessing! It is a spin off series from Fusion of Fantasy, in which Cassandra is mentioned in, ‘In Dreaming Reality’ and in which she has a much bigger role - this book shows where she ...

Jazmine Johnson: I loved every single thing. I hated the Miriella chick and wish she would chill out. I was shocked about James.

KathvrineXX: I am absolutely amazed by this story. I love the plot and how everything comes together. I would definitely get this published😍

Ann Hand: All together it was a good read. Wish it had been longer.

nadeen: love this story :) well... im not really good at giving comments.

kcke2pen: I've just finished this story from beginning to end, unable to tear myself away!! This was dynamite! I'm amazed at your content detail and continuation of character development. There seemed to be a little confusion in the sentence flow when Jenna and Felix made their way to the werewolf compo...

Santosh Chaudhary: It's definitely one of the finest novels I have read so far . The narration skills are quite powerful and are convincingly true . But I feel that the plot lacks thrill and jumpscares . It revolves and is knit largely around childhood fears transcending into adolescent nightmares . But I still am ...

Monya Botha: A kind off sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for what's next book. I love it

sandra noon: I usually read period dramas, but I am enjoying this book just as much if not more,didn't want to put it down last night, even reading it in the car on the way to the shops and back

More Recommendations

Emma Tooth: Very interesting read can't wait to see what happens

Khalil Rahaman: Great book! Your story kept me on edge and I love plots like these, grammar could’ve been a bit better but besides that I’d recommend this story to anyone

zungturovani: It's okay , I hope she can recover from Sid's transformation ..

Tisa Vincent Besson: I quite liked this book it was easy to read the plot was good there was not many indept descriptions but that was OK for how the book was written well done.

melanie125: I've never read anything like it. Very interesting

heathergk1: The story plot I felt was great, however grammar was rough and could be distracting. I am glad I continued to read because the overall story was good and easy to read.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.