Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Family Photo Prompt
Family photos freeze a moment in time--though many of them are quite unnatural, little hits can tell the real story. Today's prompt takes an old family photo. Your challenge is to tell a story based on what the photo shows you.
Today's Pumping Your Muse Prompt:
Write a short story based on this photo.
If you're wondering where to start pay attention to the following:
*Whose coat is buttoned and why?
*Are shoes shined?
*Where are their hands?
*Who is smiling--or trying not to smile?
*What does the body language tell you?
Every family has it's little secrets and those who know them can tell a very good story. Have fun!
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