Grey Smudge

Blue Paint, Check!
Masking Tape, Check!

And so Willie worked down his shopping list for the last job of the week. After this he would have a long, well-earned weekend. Later when he arrived at the office building he found soot and grime covering everything, not to mention what the local birds had left. This wouldn’t do. Masking tape would not stick to dirt, neither would paint stick on the mullions.

He climbed back into the truck, back to the shop for window cleaning stuff; hoses, squeezes and extra rags. Loaded, he returned to the job site and began the job of getting the window to something he’d work on.

Windows and mullions cleaned, he was able to attach the masking tape and begin painting. The first coat of blue paint went on quickly then the grabbed a quick-lunch, well just some sandwiches he had in the truck. When the first coat was dry Willie was able to get the second coat of paint fairly quickly, then waiting for it to dry he stepped back to admire his handy work. “Great, after this I will be able to get a few more jobs like it.” ran through his head.

3-spp-183-11-november-27th-2016After an hour he peeled the tape from the glass, and took a good look. “Darn it!” he yelled to himself. There was a dark smudge on the building, it stood out and was really noticeable. Nothing he’d done, just some water stain, but the building owner might notice it, so back to the shop for some touch-up, he wouldn’t charge for that, but it would make his job look so much better.

One more entry for Sunday Photo Fiction writing challenge – November 27th 2016


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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2 Responses to Grey Smudge

  1. All the times looking at this photo and I never once noticed the smudge lol. Good story.

  2. I’m glad he was able to hide the smudge. Good writing, Mike. 🙂 — Suzanne

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