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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 […]

Fun for Friday: Three Really Random Images

| December 13, 2019

Today’s batch of three random images is extra random, seeing as I didn’t use any search terms to find them. But we’ve got a lovely coffee shop environment with no patrons, a mismatched gray brick/stonework pattern, and a knife stabbing what I think is a nectarine or an apricot … one of those stone fruits […]

Fun for Friday: Three Random Photos

| November 22, 2019

Today’s image selection is super random. We’ve got a knotted piece of blue cord, a badger on a walk, and a pocket watch with leaf wings surrounded by stars. Go forth and write things!

Fun For Friday: Three Autumn Images

| November 8, 2019

It’s time for another photo writing prompt, and as we ease into November, I thought some lovely autumn photos might do the trick. Of course, if you look at them in a certain way, this could also be creepy, especially the house in the last photo. The first photo is leaf-strewn stone stairs, with a […]

Fun for Friday: Three Spooky Images

| October 11, 2019

It’s the spooky time of the year, so today’s three images are all spooky ones–a night time scene of a woman dressed in nineteenth century clothing, holding a parasol, with her back to the camera; a hallway with unusual shadows cast by the iron bars in the distance11; and a steam-shrouded train engine, viewed head […]

Fun for Friday: A Trio of Photos

| September 13, 2019

It’s time for another three photos to inspire your writing! This week, we’ve got an interesting sci-fi scene in which scientists are working near a tube with what appears to be bodies inside, and more observers, or possibly bodies, are on the outskirts of the room. The second image is an ibex with impressive antlers, […]

Fun for Friday: A Three Image Montage

| August 16, 2019

Here are three images to put together into some sort of story–a stone staircase leading toward a full moon, a medieval castle perched at the edge of water, and a technological looking labyrinth. Enjoy!

Fun for Friday: Three Unrelated Things

| August 2, 2019

Today has some unusual and unrelated things to put together for a story or poem. A graffitied room with a blurry person standing behind a graffitied chair beside a table, a mama bear and young bear in the wild, and a cartoonish cityscape.  

Fun for Friday: Three Strange Things

| July 12, 2019

This week’s three things are a little on the strange side, especially when grouped together. What on Earth (or maybe not on Earth?) could a starscape, a guitarist, and a strange symbol have to do with one another? (Images are a starscape showing a constellation and marking a planet, a white woman with long blonde […]