Pictures & Prompts 168

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: Wavebreak Media Ltd/

Photo credit: Wavebreak Media Ltd/


Three men leave on a weekend road trip. Only one returns. What happened to the other two? Write this story twice using a different genre each time.


Write about a trip you took with friends, perhaps for the first time without your parents. What three things most surprised you about the journey?


Write an article about the benefits of relationships for young and old.



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