The story “The Artist’s Model” is the only historical I’ve ever done. It’s about Emil, who at six, catches a glimpse of his father’s artist friend, Fournier, and becomes fascinated by him.
Now all grown up and in Paris as an artist and model, his dreams of finding Fournier and working for him become a reality. Emil is insouciant and reckless. Fournier is repressed to the point of self-loathing. This is my ‘pining away in a parisian garrett for love’ story. It’s one fantasy I always dreamed of living, but seriously, pining away? Living off bits of bread and red wine and dying for love? Not bloody likely.
You can purchase “Artistically Yours” here, at Torquere Press.