Pictures & Prompts 153

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: ando6/

Photo credit: ando6/


Your not-so-brave character hikes to a cave where he finds a criminal gang’s ill-gotten gains. What does he do?


What do see in your mind’s eye when you think of a cave? Shelter? A scary place with hidden dangers? Explore what these features have meant to you.


Write an article with safety tips for spelunkers.


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