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Oh, my goodness! Mac Eagan has decided to join us. Here is his entry into the contest You Didn’t Write That.
Tag. You’re it!
by Mac Eagan
“My name’s Luminess.”
“Your name,” Detective Lasko grumbled as he opened a folder, “is Luis Michael Ness. You’re suspected in a dozen vandalism cases, and been arrested, charged and convicted on one. Guess what?”
“I didn’t do it.”
“You didn’t? Write that as your statement and sign it. Luey, you even know what ‘it’ is?”
“Don’t matter. You think I just walk up to a wall and start spraying? That’s vandalism, not art. Art takes inspiration. And planning. I was home, working on sketches.”
Lasko tossed a stack of photos at Luis. “But you sign your work?”
Luis flipped through the pictures. Colors randomly streaked on the statues outside the Art Museum. The last picture caught his attention.
“That your tag?”
Luis flipped a photo over and grabbed a pen. In a few minutes he had sketched the signatures of four other graffiti artists.
“That tag ain’t real. This ain’t my style. I use art to show how I see the world. This somebody don’t see nothing. Check my jacket again. That conviction? Only because I confessed. But I ain’t copping to this.”
Lasko nodded his head toward the door.
“Make sure I know how to find you,” he growled.