Sci-fi spitting in Mona Lisa's eye
September 25, 2008 2:56 AM   Subscribe

Short Story Askme: I read a short dystopian story many years ago set in a run-down, post apocalyptic future. A queue of people line up on a street to spit at a painting. The painting represents all the problems of the past. It is implied that the painting is The Mona Lisa. What is the story?
posted by bollockovnikov to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: "The Smile" by Ray Bradbury
posted by Wolfster at 3:43 AM on September 25, 2008

Yes, probably Bradbury's "The Smile."

In a similar vein, you might want to read "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Usula K. Le Guin.
posted by at 4:41 AM on September 25, 2008

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