Caption/Fiction Contest: Ends August 8th

Write a caption (one to several sentences) or a short story (under 1000 words) about this painting and and the best entry will win the watercolor.

Diagonal, oil on canvas 24"x30"
watercolor on Rives BFK approximately  11"x8.5"

This is based on the The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective measure intended to evaluate a person's patterns of thought, attitudes, observational capacity, and emotional responses to ambiguous test materials. In the case of the TAT, the ambiguous materials consist of a set of cards that portray human figures in a variety of settings and situations. The subject is asked to tell the examiner a story about each card that includes the following elements: the event shown in the picture; what has led up to it; what the characters in the picture are feeling and thinking; and the outcome of the event. 
So watch out what you write or maybe someone will think you're nuts!

Enter in the comments section

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  1. These two look like professional tangueros performing on stage. Or--she is standing on his foot with her stiletto heel pressing down hard, because he thinks he is too cool for school and he annoys her.

  2. I am very sorry for the delay in answering this! I had surgery and was in bed for a month.

    The winner is Stephen D. Rogers.