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Short Story: Life in Portraits

I wrote this short story five years ago, for the first assignment in my very first fiction creative writing class at university. This was probably the first short piece of fiction I've ever written, unless you count role-playing with other people as short fiction. If so, then I've been doing it since I was 12. But I don't consider myself a short story writer. Novels are more my thing. Coming up with ideas for short stories are difficult for me, but I came up with this particular one by looking through my list of old characters, picking one I'd never really used for anything, not even role-plays, and trying to write something that embodied him. Here it is, and I hope you enjoy it for what it is! The left side of the desk was lined with colored pencils ordered by their places on the color wheel. The back of the desk held massive stacks of paper. At the front, a young man with unruly brown hair sat at the desk as he drew while hunched over, eyes glued to his work. A tr