“Eyes are the Windows of a (fraudulent) Soul”

He was a fraud! While his wife did all the work, he took the credit.

While he went out to play with other women, she was locked away for fourteen hours a day to making their living.

He posed for photographs and squandered away the millions his wife made.

The Big Eyes of sad, melancholy children, stared back at Margaret for she was them and they were her. But the subservient Margaret kept quiet.

Until she didn’t.

She divorced Walter in 1965 and finally, in 1970 she told the truth. “I’m the artist of these paintings.”

After the lawsuit, “poor” Walter filed for bankruptcy and faded into his original, untalented self.

To read more about Margaret and Walter Keane, read here.


Daily prompt: Fraud


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Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website, carolyndenniswillingham.com, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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