Pictures & Prompts 127

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 whatever a reasonable amount of time is for you, be that five, fifteen, or thirty minutes. Then start writing.


Write a funny story about a daring enterprise involving chickens, a freeway, and treasure.


Write about your first encounter with a chicken or farm animal. What impression were you left with?


Research your hometown’s rules on keeping backyard chickens and write a quick guide for people who are interested in doing so.


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