Oh, Sheila! (Friday Fictioneers)

 

Time to join in with Friday Fictioneers.

Here is the photo prompt:

photo credit JS Brand

Here is the fiction:

Genre: Realistic fiction

Word Count: 100 

Title: Oh, Sheila!

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Sheila seemed to spend money foolishly.

I’d shake my head and grumpily whisper, “Oh Sheila.”

Years passed and a veil lifted from my eyes.

Sheila wasn’t spending, she was investing: planting seeds and bringing beauty to the world.

Recently, she hired a local artist to transform an old tree stump. After learning she hired a lapidary artist who was unemployed for a year, I could understand why she kept asking him to add a few more carvings.

The artist hummed as he joyfully packed his materials and left with a hefty check.

My heart smiled and I whispered, “Oh Sheila!”

 

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Author Question:

Have you invested in an artist lately? (local artist, author, photographer, musician, etc. ) 

Maybe it is time to do so…. (Sheila would want you to).

 

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P.S. This fiction has nothing to do with the 1985 hit single “Oh Sheila” (here) but it is playing in my mind, “Oh…. oh, Sheila”

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65 thoughts on “Oh, Sheila! (Friday Fictioneers)

      1. I Googled it – Yes, I know it but had totally forgotten it existed. I don’t know if I knew the name – I sometimes hear music as abstractions and not actual words… (I am an instrumentalist, so hear melody, harmony, rhythm and timbre).

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      2. it does sound like Prince (to some of us maybe) and I guess it is a band called Ready for the World.

        Those white suits in the video crack me up.

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  1. That’s a nice twist 🙂
    My last art purchase was… last November. Bought some fancy sketches for MIL. There’s a rant there, but not tonight, Sheila 😉

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      1. She did NOT. She tried to thank me, but I didn’t buy it. She was befuddled. I immediately regretted it and wished I’d bought her something more commercial. Something shiny. Or a gd Thomas Kinkade. I will not rant. I will not.

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  2. Yes, Yvette! All the while reading, I’m going “Oh…. oh, Sheila”! I enjoyed this story so much!

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    1. Thanks for saying that for now I have a smile – and I knew I had to go somewhere with the “carving artist” here because of the chair and bag and his setup-
      Nice pic to feature – so thank you

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  3. Shiela was saving money for creating an work of art. Some may call this spending money foolishly.

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  4. What a lovely idea – hire an artist, musician, author. Great heart-warming story and thank you for the music too – how I would have loved to hire the drummer. Fantastic.

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    1. thanks so much – esp for the comment on the song – it really was an after thought –
      I used the name sheila because she was the character in my “letter S” fiction a few weeks ago – and the song might have been in my head tho
      peace

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  5. Sheila appreciates the value of art and artists. Delightful story. Loved how the MC perspective changed, reflecting the effect art can have on people too.

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