Pandemic prompt – cherub

Donald Trump cherub by Judy DarleyA while back I visited The Black Country Living Museum, an open-air museum in Dudley. It includes a vintage fairground, with authentic rides and displays, including this horrifying cherub artwork.

The evidence is clear – not only has Donald Trump remained unchanged (some might say un-evolved) for more than 100 years, but even then he attempted to portray his innocence in the most overt and grotesque terms. Either that, or some 1920s artist had a satirical eye on the future.

How could you turn this into an unsettling tale?

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