This piece was whimsical but I enjoyed it. It's charming in a "crazy" sort of way. The main character is clearly out of his mind but that's part of the appeal.
I hate putting words in the author's mouth but I really wished the ending had a bit more punch. The idea of an eccentric artist is just so funny that I couldn't help but feel that the ending deserved a touch of irony or something to make the story linger just a little longer than it did.
But I'm nitpicking. It's a fun, short piece. Well worth going over to Rauch's website and spending five minutes reading it yourself.
Reviewed by Alain Gomez
Story may be read on the author's website.