It's been awhile since I've given you a prompt in my ongoing Promptitude series, and earlier this weekend I had a brainstorm. (That said brainstorm was on Saturday morning and i'ts now Sunday evening and I'm finally getting around to posting gives you some idea of how busy this weekend has been.)
So here's the brain flash:
use a photo for a prompt. Ta da!
There's alot to be said for this approach. You can take any element of the photo, or the entire thing. Write about one person, a relationship between two of the people in the photo, or what you think is going on in it. Use one person from the photo and create a whole life for them. What's their ordinary day like? Is what's going on in the photo a usual part of their ordinary day, or is this an unusual event? What will they do when this happening (to use a phrase from the swingin' sixties) is over? Go eat lunch? Drink in a bar? Meet their lover for an assignation at a ritzy hotel?
Okay, I'm getting carried away. Now its your turn. Have at it. Oh, one last thing. With the help of Jessica Baverstock, we are cooking up something really cool around the idea of prompts for the new year. You're going to love it!
Here's your photo. Go write.
(Photo form Everystockphoto.com)
When you're done with your writing session and still hungry for more, here are some of the other Promptitude posts:
Saturday Prompitude (the one that started it all)
The Return of Promptitude (complete with juicy medical prompts)
There's more prompt posts, but I'm too lazy to list them I've got to go get ready for dinner at my sister's. And wine. It's been awhile since I've had me some wine.