May 24, 2019 – Week 2
Take the challenge!
The goal of Photo Fridays has always been to help you, a writer, envision and write new scenes, to imagine new places, to kick writer’s block to the curb.
Remember, there are two goals for this challenge:
- create a habit of writing scenes from photos
- create a regular writing practice
Here’s my post for this week. If you don’t have a photo, make up a story to go with mine.
Storms by Theresa Duncan
I walked out onto the back deck just in time to see the neon pink cloud hiding behind Mill Creek Canyon. “Red at night, sailor’s delight,” the rhyme from my childhood immediately popped into my mind. Funny the way some things never leave you, the way things you’ve heard all your life become the backdrop of unexpected nows.
I feel heavy tonight, like those dark clouds weighted with rain and snow. There is so much to do, so many things to think about when someone close to you is fighting for their life. I carry a double measure these days and somehow, words like these bring back memories of more carefree times. I want those words to bring a smile or a chuckle. I think I shiver as a cold wind races out of the canyon, or maybe the chilling comes from the thought of what lies ahead.
This is strictly a stream-of-consciousness writing. Why does this type of writing have a place in a novel? Or does it? How would you edit this piece? What questions does this bring up for a reader? Would the emotion become more full if this was written in the third person? How so?
Further still – your turn…
Right now, wherever you are, take a picture. Or look through pictures on your phone. Or plan to take a few pictures this Memorial Day weekend. Then, write the scene. Be careful, though. This can be addicting!
Have a fantastic weekend! And as always,
Happy writing… ~T
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