Oddity

Motorcycle sculpture

Copyright – Sandra Crook

The bike was a work of art, even if a bit make-shift.

What she’d done was weld together any bit of metal she could lay her hands on to assemble a chassis with – tools, utensils, cogs, nuts and bolts – then sorted out the engine and the moving parts, put chains on the wheels for mud and snow instead of tires.

Yes it was an oddity; it didn’t even have a visible clutch or throttle mechanism on the ram’s horn handlebars.Β  She was proud of that; let others figure it out, she wouldn’t tell anyone how it worked.

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About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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33 Responses to Oddity

  1. which of course leaves me wondering how did it? Great attention to detail- enjoyed TI – thank you

  2. dental eggs says:

    I want five of those.

  3. She’s an artist. She need not share her secrets. Nicely told.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

  4. It really is a work of art, or of whatever her name is. We joke about this with my dad, whose name is Art. I once got Mom an “I ❀ Art" magnet from the Cleveland Museum of Art. πŸ™‚

    janet

  5. Ahhh… The mysteries of bicycles, artwork and writers…. ultimately, life itself.
    Nice piece. Randy

  6. And, neither should she… I really enjoyed that… Thank You..

  7. Sandra says:

    A woman of mystery. Keep ’em guessing. Well done.

  8. zookyworld says:

    Your story fits the photo very well, with right-on descriptions. I like that she left it for others to figure out how her creation works. Let it remain a puzzle.

  9. jwdwrites says:

    It’s funny but the only women I know of that can weld are artists. Good story. πŸ™‚

  10. unspywriter says:

    An artist has to have some secrets, after all. Good use of the prompt.

    Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/siblings/

  11. camgal says:

    Haha I do believe the title chosen is quite befitting πŸ™‚ well done all together.

  12. silently Kim says:

    I agree the artist must keep her secrets. Well done.

  13. elappleby says:

    Lovely story! I read this sentence wrong: ‘put chains on the wheels for mud and snow instead of tires’ – I thought she’d used snow instead of tires!!! Got there in the end, though πŸ™‚

  14. Does it have a secret key that makes the whole thing come to life? I’d love to make something like that myself.

  15. Joe Owens says:

    If she is the only one who understands how it works she won’t have to share it with anyone. Artists can keep their secrets.

  16. Yup, let them figure it out!

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