Pictures & Prompts 229

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:  paulgrecaud/

Image credit:  paulgrecaud/


Write a barnyard satire for our times. Which animals would represent leading political and cultural leaders? What conflicts would erupt?


Did you live on or visit a working farm when you were a child? Focus on a distinct memory. What did you notice? 


Write an opinion piece explaining your arguments for or against the consumption of meat and dairy.


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