Pictures & Prompts 159

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: klenova/

Photo credit: klenova/


Write the tale of a magical meal that changes the people who eat it. Or, tell the story of two people who sit down to a meal where one of them has something important to say.


Food is a great way to enter memory. What were your favorite foods when you were a child? Which foods were your least favorite?


Write a guide to making your favorite meal. Be sure you include all the important details. Or, write a review of your favorite restaurant.


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