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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, […]

Fun for Friday: Three Fantastical Images

| June 12, 2020

Three fantastical images today for your writing inspiration! The first image is from a Cirque du Soleil performance, and it involves one performer in a green bodysuit contorting themself into what looks like a growing plant, while a person in the background plays music. The second image is a closeup of a lotus flower, which […]

Fun for Friday: Hearts and Sunsets

| May 15, 2020

For this week’s Fun for Friday photo prompts, we’ve got a mix of hearts and sunsets. The first photo is a pink heart on a black background. The right hand side of the heart is transforming into zeroes and ones. The second photo is a person with long dark hair, wearing a hat and scarf, […]

Fun for Friday: Dreamy Images

| April 24, 2020

Today’s three images started with the word “dream,” and they somehow all ended up being things in the sky. The first image has a soft pink sky with a pair of floating islands, one larger and one smaller, connected by a bridge. There’s a large earthen hoop holding up a crescent moon shape, with a […]

Fun for Friday: Three Images for Inspiration

| April 10, 2020

For this week’s three image collection, we’ve got a couple of stars in space, with the background in black and magenta. We’ve got a silhouette of a cat sitting on a tree branch with a blue and purple starry background (and there are some leaves or maybe birds flying away from the branch). And we’ve […]

Fun for Friday: Three Tenuously Linked Photos

| March 13, 2020

They may not seem it, but these photos are tenuously linked to one another. Even if you don’t know the connection, though, they could lead to an interesting story. The first photo is of a street parade with dragon and lion puppets/costumes. The second is of a beat-up red USB stick on a red glossy […]

Fun for Friday: Things and Stuff in Pictures

| February 14, 2020

This week, it’s another bunch of somewhat random images to inspire your writing. First, we have a car driving through an area with some leafless trees, with high water on either side of a narrow road, and possibly overtaking the road. The second image is three long, narrow spools of thread, in pale green, white, […]

Fun for Friday: A Three Image Prompt

| January 24, 2020

It’s time for another batch of image prompts! This week, we’ve got a person with white hair whose face is not visible holding a smooth hearing aid between two fingers. We’ve also got a pair of statues that depict a bald person facing generally toward the left with armor covering their mouth and a person […]

Fun for Friday: Three Winter Images

| January 10, 2020

Time for another three images for inspiration! This week, they’re winter related or adjacent. The first photo shows a squirrel with something in its mouth. The squirrel is lightly dusted with snow, standing on slightly disturbed snow. The second photo shows a rock with a number of long cracks/splits in its surface, from a thaw/freeze […]