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Fun for Friday: Three Images of Renewal

| January 15, 2021

For this Friday, we’ve got three images on a renewal theme, but as you use them as inspiration for your writing, feel free to take them in different directions. The first image is thin, brightly colored curved lines that look like they could be a close-up image of a Slinky or curled tinsel. They vaguely […]

Fun for Friday: Seeing Things in Clouds

| December 25, 2020

This week, I’ve got some images of clouds for the photo prompts. People have long been seeing other things when they look at the clouds, so see what you see in these clouds, and base your story or poetry on that. The first photo is of Foehn clouds, which are also known as lenticular clouds. […]

Fun for Friday: All a Simulation? (Image Prompts)

| December 11, 2020

It’s time for some more image prompts, and today’s seem to be along a theme of a simulation … or are they? The first image is a detail photo of a gray stone castle with colloquially called “murder holes” on the wall, against a mostly cloudy sky. The second image is an illustration of a […]

Fun for Friday: Dark Fantasy Images

| November 13, 2020

This week’s images might lend themselves well to a dark fantasy story, but perhaps you’ll see them in a different light! The first image is a moonlit night with a misty forest backdrop, and a wooden cabin with cobblestone chimney on the edge of a body of water. There is one light on in the […]

Fun for Friday: Architectural Images?

| October 23, 2020

This week’s images are mostly based on architectural things, except maybe that last one. The first image is a tall, slender white building atop a hill. The structure of the building looks as though it is twisted in a counterclockwise direction when facing it, and it gives the impression of a unicorn’s horn emerging from […]

Fun for Friday: Three Images on a Theme

| October 9, 2020

For this week’s Fun for Friday with images, I’ve got three images that sort of fit together better than some might. The first image is a lone figure in a small boat on a fairly calm body of water with a gray sky and another boat in the distance that is following a small wake. […]

Fun for Friday: Possibly Linked Images?

| September 11, 2020

This week, I’ve got three photos that I can see an easy link between. But you might come up with a different way of looking at them! The first photo is whitecaps on a bit of ocean. The second photo is a person who is out of focus climbing a natural rock wall along a […]

Fun for Friday: Another Set of Images

| August 14, 2020

Three more images for your writing inspiration! The first image is a very low to the ground shot of a blacktopped road with bright yellow double lines down the center. In the distance are mountains and a blue sky that seem to be in a desert environment. The second image is a silver skull-shaped ring […]

Fun for Friday: Some Interesting Images

| July 24, 2020

This Friday, I’ve got some interesting images to inspire your writing! The first image is a person with gray short hair wearing black and white sugar skull-like makeup and a black shirt, holding an upright bass guitar partially in front of their face. The second image is a purple-tinted cloudy sky with power lines to […]

Fun for Friday: Three Visionary Images

| July 10, 2020

Today’s image prompts are all inspired by the word “vision.” The first image is of a blue “telescope” of the sort that are often found near scenic viewpoints, where you can insert coins to have a more binocular view of a distant point. But in this case, the “telescope” is upside down in the image, […]