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Will Write 4 Food
Monthly Writing Contest

July 2005 Winner: Barbara Schnell, Cold Comfort
Honorable Mention: Janet DeMarco, Art Critic #5
Honorable Mention: Carol Gandolfo, The Model
View the 2005 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions.

July Honorable Mention
The Model
by Carol Gandolfo

     He stood back and looked at his work. He smiled.
     His passion was to recreate something out of stone or clay exactly as he saw it. He had loved the art classes he took in college, especially the life drawing and still life classes with models. He had envied his classmates who could work without a model, but that did not seem true. How could you create something that was not an exact copy of the true
object?
     He looked at his work again. It was almost perfect. Gently, he ran a small rasp over the stone, removing one last imperfection.
     There! It was done. He admired the smooth texture of the upper torso that ended just at the top of the thighs in a rougher finish. Approaching it, he lovingly caressed the shoulder and ran his hands along the smooth white neck. With delight he ran his fingers lightly over the breasts, sighing. With the palm of his hand he stroked the stomach, stopping just at the top of the legs. He marveled at his own genius and began to put his tools aside.
     Carefully, he took each chisel and wrapped it in the softest material. Next he placed each hammer and pick in its individual case. Each used sanding sheet was placed in the trash. The unused sheets were placed in the proper storage box. This was the part he hated
the most.
     He felt sadness as he gazed at the beautiful torso. But it was time. His work had come to an end.
     Besides, it was time to get rid of the rest of the body.

 

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