Children Fiction posted February 26, 2024

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This is my first story featuring Nanzo

Nanzo the Painting Monkey

by Austin Moore

Nanzo the Monkey was a world-renowned artist who lived in a treehouse by the lake. He was famous for his paintings of bananas in various stages of ripeness, capturing their beauty just before they showed brown spots. Critics praised his art, and collectors from all over sought his original pieces, considering them great investments. One of his most recent paintings, "Green Beauty," sold for a record-breaking 10 million bananas.

Despite his success, Nanzo felt unfulfilled since he wanted to paint something other than bananas, but he was too much of a coward to admit it. He felt constrained by the expectations of his fans and the art world. One day, he was struck by sudden inspiration and painted a magnificent portrait of a purple grape, which he considered his finest work yet, although he knew it was far from his final.

100 Word Story writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story that is between 100 and 150 words. The trick is you must use the following words: art, final, beauty, sudden, coward.

This is the first time I am featuring Nanzo, the monkey. I am considering making a series with him. Please feel free to share any feedback.
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