Pictures & Prompts 210

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: inarik/

Photo credit: inarik/


Imagine that Santa Claus is ready to retire from his annual duties. Write a story in which he interviews candidates to replace him who aren’t quite up to snuff.


Write about your favorite holiday movie when you were a child. Have you watched it lately? If so, how do you feel about it now?


Write an article or blog post with activities that children can do during their holiday break.


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