Pictures & Prompts 149

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: pripir/

Photo credit: pripir/


Tell the story of a game from the perspective of a player on the winning team and one on the losing team. Or, write about a game in which the stakes are note quite what they seem.


Did you play baseball when you were younger? Do you have memories of watching games when you were a child? Which team is your favorite and why?


Write an article that explains the differences between baseball and cricket.


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