You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real. - Manet
Flashfic is 100 to 1000 words, but longer responses are allowed. You may also post drabbles (exactly 100 words) in response to the prompt. Challenges run for two weeks. This one will end on 18 January 2016.
Note: SO sorry for the delays getting the new prompt out! Things should be back to normal now. :)