Sue Vincent’s challenge this week is this picture for her #writephoto prompt
The first time Nelson Brown was warned about ‘being a creative’ was in year three when he sculpted a face during a trip to the beach. Back then trips out were still encouraged; the time of the Last Hope, as he’d heard it called; the time when the experts said the balance would be restored, science would correct what science had crushed. The danger in being a ‘creative’ was to risk being ‘off message’, risk being seen as a subversive and subject to correction.
Nelson squinted at the screen and smiled wryly. At least you had a chance to be yourself back then, to stand out from the crowd. Now, all Creatives were sucked into the machine of misinformation, churning out stories and images that belied what so many knew to be the truth. The…
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