99 word prompt : graffiti

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/12/06/december-6-flash-fiction-challenge/

December 6, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about graffiti. It can be an artist, art or the medium itself. Get out your can of spray paint and go where the prompt leads you.

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Canadian Graffiti by fartfart - Meme Center

“So much graffiti!”  My mother complained. 

As we drove toward the thrift shop, our old car sputtered.  She fought to guide it next to the curb. 

I asked, incensed, “Why don’t you buy a new car?”

“For the same reason I go to thrift shops,” she grumbled.  “Your dad said he fixed this thing!”

I opened the car door, wanting to get a closer look at a good portrait, but mom’s hand grabbed my arm.  I pulled away, and said, “This car is graffiti!  That’s art!” 

“It’s vandalism!”

What would she think if she knew my graffiti was better?