71/100 Days of Creativity: Looking For Something Forgettable?

I sell painswicks to the discerning hotelier looking to creatively fill a space on a wall. They’re not looking for art. They want something that won’t get knicked or even be noticed. In other words, they want something forgettable.

Some people think what I do for a living is laughable. You probably at least snickered, right? But it’s a lot better than selling forgettable music. Muzak is so forgettable it takes forever to choose the package you want because you can’t remember one from the other, and people very rarely update it. But hoteliers will likely buy a painswick everytime they redecorate. Easy money, I reckon.


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
painswick n.
Forgettable art in hotel rooms; the visual equivalent of muzak.

Tomorrow’s word:
kangarilla n.
The interestingly complicated stalk left after eating a bunch of grapes.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m really enjoying these and such awesome words that I never knew existed! Pam

Comments are closed.