Pictures & Prompts 207

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: mikeledray/

Photo credit: mikeledray/


Your character receives a strange letter directing her to do something she would never consider doing. Except that she must.


Describe a letter you wrote or received that made a difference in your life.


Write an article in the form of a missive that explains why people should revive the art of letter writing.

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