Pictures & Prompts 216

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: stokkete/

Image credit: stokkete/


You are a superhero who patrols the city by night. Draft an autoresponder sequence for people who want to join your email list.


When you were young, were you afraid of the dark? If so, what did you think was out there lurking? If not, to what do you attribute your lack of fear?


Write about something that people usually do not fear but should. Or, write about something that people do fear but shouldn’t.


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