Metropolitan Museum of Art
HE: “What do you mean, love: ‘Hold on to me, we’re going to fly!'?"
SHE: “I mean that if we stay, my father will banish you.
I would rather sail up together into the storm of the sky
rushing toward us now, than live out hell on earth
—without you. The old Duke wants to marry meeee-eeee-- ~ - ~ - ~!”
*Nouvelle 55 (nouvelle cinquante-cinq - I love how it sounds in French, humor me) is a form of flash fiction, in exactly 55 words, based on a work of art.