Pictures & Prompts 186

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: shootandwin/

Photo credit: shootandwin/


In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, tell a piratical tale in the genre of your choice.


Did you ever wish you could be a pirate? What appealed to you about life on the open water?


Write a humorous article or blog post about the origins of this holiday.


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