He constructs silhouettes for the wealthy and powerful. They visit his shop in their finery, and he draws their outlines, filling in the center with a solid color.
He does bust portraits for the commons, too. His skill is not out of anyone’s reach. Of course, those portraits lack the embellishments and fine materials his upper-class patrons demand.
At night, he dreams of a faceless mob. Their features are obscured in unbroken black and ivory. He knows they’re searching for him and that they’re hungry.
Every morning, he wakes and opens his studio, ready to bring his dreams to life.

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