Pictures & Prompts 233

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Image credit: Nataliia Natykach/  

Image credit: Nataliia Natykach/



Your character looks through a magical pair of binoculars and sees something other than his own world. What does he find? How might he travel there?


Write about a time when you could see a great distance with binoculars or not. How can you take that perspective and look back on your life?


Write about the invention of telescopes and how they work.


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