By Keith Edgar (?-?).
First appearance: Collier's, April 24, 1948.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at UNZ (HERE).
"He told me to start painting—so I did."Pretty is as pretty does, even in a hostage situation, where a pretty girl does pretty well . . .
- FictionMags describes our author: "Born in Toronto, Canada; reporter and press photographer"; that's all we know.