Pictures & Prompts 219

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: Alexandru Nika/

Photo credit: Alexandru Nika/


Write about how the boat above came to be buried. Or, tell the tale of the archeologist who discovered it.


Write about an object you cared for that became worn or damaged. How did you feel about it? Did you keep it? Replace it?


Write about the beach that is closest to you and five fun things to do when you visit.


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