Pictures & Prompts 218

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.

Image credit: imagegeneration/

Image credit: imagegeneration/


Write a story about a group of people who encounter a strange light in the darkness ahead of them. Or, explain why the Marfa Lights exist. 


Tell about a time when you first observed the metaphoric light at the end of the tunnel. What did you do? How did it affect the path you took?


Write about the history of railway travel in your state, province, or country.


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