50-word story: Scruples
Nobody’s perfect. Perry stood back, surveying his latest masterpiece.
His critical eye concluded that the hastily applied swirls of aquamarine and Prussian blue, meaningless and random, would no doubt cover the alimony again this month.
The artist allowed himself a nanosecond of self-loathing before calculating his clear profit margin.
Frank Barry works in a care home for the elderly. His hobbies include volunteering on archaeological sites and playing rugby.