Pictures & Prompts 167

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: Ondrooo/

Photo credit: Ondrooo/


Tell the story of a woman who emerges from the sea. What has she come to do and say?


Write about summer vacations when you were a child. Did you spend your time at the beach? Working a summer job? Tucked away with good books?


Make a comprehensive list of summertime activities in and around your hometown.


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