Bill Harris can’t quite make any inroads in the Florida art community. His work is lacking, according to the critics, which drives the man to the edge of sanity. “It’s still cool with us that others paint ABOUT death etc, but NO ONE ELSE can be what we are and no one before us has come to unmask the name of the blade on The Reaper’s scythe.” A bystander reported that she saw a man disrobing that evening and walking out into the surf. Police said a couple of weeks ago, two or three people operated on the man in his home. So, what does our tortured artist do? Why, he murders his girlfriend on July 10, and uses her blood as his paint, according friends of the couple. He fell unconscious. When he woke up, his testicles were gone. So were his “professional art critics.” Some art critics described the work as Color Field paintings set in motion. He called much of his work “time-based paintings,” and wrote that he drew his subject matter from a fascination with “half-remembered and imaginary architecture” and images borrowed from “Hollywood’s psychic dustbin.” His groin area was bleeding heavily, so he called his daughter. She called for help. Police found an improvised operating room in the man’s house, with bright lights, an apparent operating table, a camera and various medical supplies and equipment. There was also blood in several rooms of the house. “We really don’t wanna hide with our LIFE-TRIAD but we DO HIDE with the other one (here on Earth).” April and her friends (including two super-annoying slang talkers) spend a lot of time at the local beach near Sorg’s house. Will April fall victim to this diabolical painter? Only those who check out the art will know for sure.

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