Pictures & Prompts 187

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: oocoskun/

Photo credit: oocoskun/


Imagine that two people using these devices in their respective times in history suddenly switch places. Write a story that explains how it happened and how they might make their way back home.


Write about the telephones, radio, television, and other devices in your grandparents’ home when you were a child. 


Write a guide to help parents teach their children to navigate the Internet safely.


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