Stealing a Rock

The boss had a bigwig friend in Maryland who’d heard about the fancy sea rocks from
coastal Maine—and this guy wanted one, a big one, to decorate his brand-new office
building. These things were only exposed at low tide and rumor had it they were remnants from a petrified forest. So the boss asked me and Ricky to steal one of these boulders for him. I say steal because the boss had scoped a few five-hundred pounders in a swanky
private cove and he’d made up his mind that one of those things was going to be
the centerpiece for the lobby of Bigwig’s software company. So tonight it was
going to be me, Rick, our truck, and a plan: Steal a rock and screw my boss.


About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.
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