#FF — The Finder

PHOTO PROMPT © Carole Erdman-Grant

Picasso’s the finder one contacts when they need the surging thrill of adding another piece to their collections. Picasso learned the biz as go-fer for Sergio Lazar. She and Lazar are now lovers. This gives her access to O’Keefe, the space truck she travels in, scouting the galaxy for treasure.

Funds of collectors, although of varying origins, are always bottomless; their special proclivities, precise.

On her current expedition, on the backwater home planet of humans, she happens upon a classic, graffiti-bedecked abandoned diner. Zoso from Nanu will be pleased. The tractor beam lifts it to the cargo bay without incident.

[100 words]

My story today gives a nod to a “bad b” cult classic movie, “Hideous.”

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the entertaining host of Friday Fictioneers.

48 Comments Add yours

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    I suppose it’s one way to remove an eyesore from the derelict land! Nice one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Iain 🙂

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    What a lovely whimsy

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Neil, thank you.

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  3. Michael says:

    At last a way for planet earth to get rid of art and return nature.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good way of looking at it, Michael. I hope they leave the good art behind, but who is going to decide what’s good and what isn’t…

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  4. CGraith says:

    Interesting little tale! Love the creativity.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  5. Someone get a bunch of fresh paint, eh?

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  6. Wow, that’s quite an interesting story you came up based on this photo prompt – incredible!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Well, I lifted the collector info from “Hideous” and also the taking of a giant structure as art is a lift from Wes Anderson’s latest movie, “The French Dispatch.” Thank you, Christian!

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  7. memadtwo says:

    A souvenir. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol exactly, Kerfe! Why the heck not.

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  8. Dale says:

    That’s art collecting on a whole ‘nother level!

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  9. Badfinger (Max) says:

    We have two here they can beam up!

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  10. Tannille says:

    One man’s trash is another alien’s treasure. Fun story.

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  11. Dear Lisa,

    Picasso’s a great name for an art finder. 😉 Would that she could beam out more eyesores. Imaginative piece. Thank you for the link to Hideous. Never saw it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thanks much, agreed, it would be nice if she could.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  12. Vartika says:

    Interesting tale. Nicely done Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Vartika.

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  13. Bill says:

    A treasure found just sitting there. Well done. Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much. Treasures are often like that: overlooked gems.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Neel, thanks much!

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  14. Danny James says:

    A very large piece of art!

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  15. GHLearner says:

    Intergalactic collectors who are very much like us. Taking ‘exotic’ pieces without a second thought. I’d like to see that Zoso from Nanu though.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you liked the story, Gabi.

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  16. draliman says:

    I’d buy it for the grounds of my villa on Ceti Alpha, looks cool 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think so also, Ali. Wouldn’t it make a perfect video arcade?

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  17. Patricia Clair says:

    Ha – I love that our planet is considered a backwater! Great story, so creative.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Patricia, thank you very much 🙂

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  18. pennygadd51 says:

    Ingenious take on the prompt, with some entertaining world-building.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Penny, thank you very much.

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  19. Nobbinmaug says:

    Art collectors welcome! There’s a lot of “art” out here where I go hiking I wish someone would collect. That was a fun one.

    I might have to look into “Hideous.” One of my favorite memories as a teen was an all-night bad movie marathon with friends.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh, Nobbin, this one is in a class by itself. You’ll probably love it.

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        Now, I have to try it.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. my adult sons routinely have all-night bad movie marathons with their friends. one night it was all steven segal movies…

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        That is awesome! I don’t know if I could make it through an entire night of Steven Segal.

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  20. plaridel says:

    i do appreciate her taste in art. better for planet earth too. 🙂

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  21. I’d love to see how it looks in its new home. Delightfully different, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith, I would also. Glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

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  22. Margaret says:

    Great title for this, and a very entertaining story. I love the collectors with bottomless funds and precise proclivities. So much to raise a chuckle here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Margaret, so happy the story pleased you.

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