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Fun for Friday: Three Things, One Story

| June 14, 2019

Today seems like a good day for some very different images to put a story together from. Rainbow portals, sunsets, and fluffy bunnies? Sounds perfect!

Fun for Friday: Another Three Images

| May 24, 2019

It’s time for another batch of images to potentially inspire a story or some other piece of writing! This week, we’ve got: A microscopic view of a multi-colored object with three roughly equal segments topped with a much smaller segment. A dark haired woman in profile, wearing heavy black eye makeup and black lipstick, smirking […]

Fun for Friday: A Person, A Place, and A Thing

| May 10, 2019

I’ve got another trio of images for this week’s Fun for Friday: a person, a place, and a thing. What sort of poem or story can you turn them into?

Fun for Friday: Three Images

| April 12, 2019

As I mentioned in a previous post, having more than one image as a prompt can make it easier to come up with a story. So to test this theory, I’m posting three images to inspire a story, poem, or other creative piece. Have fun with it!

Fun for Friday: 52 Weeks of Photo Writing Prompts

| March 22, 2019

Did you know that when it comes to images as writing prompts, your brain has an easier time coming up with an idea when there’s more than one image involved? That’s what author and editor John Matthew Fox explains in his post containing 52 weeks of writing prompts. By having three disparate images for each […]

Fun for Friday: Spooky Photo Prompt

| October 19, 2018

Okay, this isn’t necessarily the spookiest of photos, but you could definitely take this photo prompt in a spooky direction. You could also make it seem like you’re going in a spooky direction but then do something entirely different. Either way, or any other way that your mind wants to take this phrase, I think […]

Fun for Friday: A New Sci-Fi Photo Prompt

| September 21, 2018

I found this photo when looking for a photo prompt for today, and it’s astonishing. I think it may be mocked up, because I thought drones were much bigger than this. Still, it makes for a good sci-fi writing prompt. What kinds of mischief could tiny little drones like this, if they became self-aware, get […]

Fun for Friday: Sepia-Tone Photo Prompt

| September 7, 2018

For today’s Fun for Friday, I thought I’d go with an old photo–this one is from 1895, and features a seated man and a standing woman, both dressed in the fashions of that time. The woman appears to have a book in her hand … wonder what it’s about? While this couple most clearly fits […]

Fun for Friday: Sci-Fi Photo Prompt

| August 10, 2018

This image is just so chock full of promise, I don’t even know where to begin! There’s the gorgeous sci-fi city in the background, of course, but the girl in the foreground is what draws my attention. Is she a robot? Is she a cybernetically enhanced human? I think it could go either way, which […]

Fun for Friday: Creepy Photo Prompt

| July 13, 2018

While not everyone will find this photograph of an abandoned bus in the woods creepy, I think this photo prompt is a horror story waiting to happen! Take a look, and see what it inspires in you!