Speakeasy 166 – Street Tricks

17 Jun

He taught me how to read people’s eyes. How to trick them into thinking there could be a logic and people could stare at my work for hours trying to figure how it worked, trying to find the logic. Of course there never often was one, the trick was just to make them believe there was one, but there never often was. Oh he taught me how to broaden my mind and open my eyes. Sometimes I see people trying to walk into my art, as if there was no wall but a strange continuation of the road or pavement. I’m a street artist. I can do yellow brick roads, a stairway to heaven or a hole on the ground: a pit to hell. Or I’ve done stairs on the floor. You should see my street. You should see my town. People don’t trust their eyes any more, they go around with walking sticks to make sure they’re not walking into a wall or a real hole or staircase. When they don’t have walking sticks you can see them looking around for hidden walls and if they can’t go around the obstacles on the floor they crouch or even come close to lying on the floor to make sure it really is floor and not giant stairs. Because there’s some of that too. And it drives people mad I know it because I see it when I avoid all the traps without looking as odd as they do, I have a careful eye, a trained eye and my tricks don’t work on me.


I hate when I write something that looks long in my phone notes and then find out it’s really not that long. Ok for this prompt all I could think of is Inception so it was hard to find this. It’s not exactly original or mind blowing but it’ll have to do.


Posted by on 17 June 2014 in Banzaï, Speakeasy


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15 responses to “Speakeasy 166 – Street Tricks

  1. thewizardsword

    17 June 2014 at 20:11

    I think it’s wicked good. It is going to be impossible to vote this time around!

    • imab00kworm

      17 June 2014 at 20:57

      Thank you 🙂
      I never vote, I know I should but I just don’t have the time to read everything 😦

  2. jannatwrites

    18 June 2014 at 05:22

    I like this from the perspective of the artist. That really was a detailed piece of art 🙂

  3. Suzanne

    18 June 2014 at 19:52

    Creative take on the prompts! 🙂

  4. Meg

    19 June 2014 at 00:54

    Surreal and thought provoking. Nice!

  5. saroful

    19 June 2014 at 04:03

    That last line is just perfect…

  6. Bastet

    19 June 2014 at 14:26

    What an interesting write … very well done! 🙂

  7. Patricia Rivera

    19 June 2014 at 19:39

    I liked it a lot, and better short and sweet than long and dull. Good job!


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