Somewhere in Space

Getting back to my aliens… Shanmias is confused by art.  Jennifer tries to explain it to him.  This was inspired by a photo prompt on the WriYe DreamWidth.


Shanmias frowned at the artistic depiction of the solar system.  There were so many inaccuracies, it made Shanmias wonder why Jennifer bothered to hang it at all.  At the same time… he couldn’t quite bring himself to ask her.

“What’s wrong, Shawn?”

He glanced over his shoulder at the woman in question.  “This is not to scale,” he said, shaking his head.

“A painting of the solar system to scale probably wouldn’t fit on the wall,” Jennifer pointed out.  Then, she tilted her head to one side and added, “Or… it wouldn’t have enough detail to know what it was.”

Shanmias blinked at her for a moment.  “So… the artist did this on purpose?” he asked.

“It’s called artistic license,” she said, nodding and heading out of the room.  “There are cookies, if you want some.”

For a moment, Shanmias hesitated.  Then, he shifted from one foot to another and spun around.  “Do they have the little sprinkly things on them?” he called.  He frowned when laughter answered his question.


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