Pictures & Prompts 148

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:  Anna Omelchenko/

Photo credit:  Anna Omelchenko/


Tell the story of an ocean voyage. Bonus points if you include pirates and mermaids.


Have you ever sailed on the ocean? Have you always dreamed of doing so? Where would you sail? What adventures would you hope could find you?


Write a guide for children identifying various types of ocean vessels.


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