Pictures & Prompts 163

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: igor stevanovic/

Photo credit: igor stevanovic/


Write the story of two characters in a tug of war where more than bragging rights is at stake.   


Write about a deep inner conflict you’ve experienced. How did you resolve it? How did you feel about it then? How do you feel about it now?


Tell the history of the tug of war. Where did it come from? What are the rules?


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