Billybuc's Photo Challenge/Prompt: Installment #4
What’s the Point, Bill?
Well there really isn’t any point now is there? Not in the classic sense. I’m not trying to persuade you on some argument. I’m not trying to force my will upon you. I’m simply tossing out photo prompts for your muse. If your muse decides to “pick up the ball and run” that is fantastic. If your muse chooses to totally ignore the prompt and watch another episode of Wheel of Fortune, that’s fantastic as well.
The Value of Prompts
Why use a prompt? What a silly question. Prompts inspire! Prompts awaken our creativity and get our juices flowing. Prompts are good practice, and what writer does not need more practice? And besides, prompts are just fun. I find it invigorating to follow no rules. I love the challenge of creating a story out of a random object. And I love knowing that I am improving my craft and skill by accepting the challenge of a prompt.
So how about you? Are you up for the challenge? Well, then, here is the photo.
There really are no rules this week. I don’t like rules. I am going to shake this one up a bit and pose this challenge to you: try writing a flash fiction from just this one photograph. Usually I suggest a short story from five photos, so we’re going to shrink things down a bit this week.
Let’s say 500 words or less, okay? Of course, if you want to write a 2,000 word short story, that’s okay too, but try for 500, or even 250, and see what happens.
And that’s it! There are no more suggestions. I hope you have fun with the challenge.
2020 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”