Drabble: Canvas Block – by C.S. Lane

by specklit

“Claire, I’m afraid you’re being pre-victed.”

“How? I still have four months left!”

“Your housing with us is contingent on painting. You haven’t produced since your interview.”

“I’ve told you! I’ve just got canvas block! It’ll clear up in no time—promise!”

“Not so much as a still life, Claire. Not even a celebrity collage.”

“But I want to make something meaningful.”

“Before you make something meaningful, Claire—you have to actually make something.”

But—

“No. No buts. You have to leave. The Patron Project was not designed for artists who aren’t going to art.”

Author’s Note: I often dream of a magical world where art is government funded. And so long as artists actually art, they’re granted food and shelter.


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