The short story 'August Heat' by W. F. Harvey represents a certain type of mystical genre. The artist intentionally drew a portrait of the man whom he never saw. The man from the picture was a master of monuments who wrote the name of this artist with a day of his death (today) on this monument. He never met this artist.
These two main characters were faced with something inevitable and it seemed that it happened at the end of the story.
Here is the link to the text of the story: