Pictures & Prompts 195

To whet your appetite and keep your writing fingers limber, take a good look at the photo, or let a prompt settle in your mind. Set a timer for a reasonable amount of time, be that five, fifteen, or thirty minutes. Then start writing.

Photo credit: Black_blood/

Photo credit: Black_blood/


Tell one story two ways: First imagine that this woman is the hero of the story. Then, write her as the villain.


Write about your favorite item of clothing that is black. Don’t have one? Write about one such item you would love to own. 


Write an article or blog post about the Society for Creative Anachronism and where people in your area might join in the fun.


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