Ten Word Photo Prompt: Change

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It’s ten word photo prompt time! Using the picture above, write a ten word story. Exactly ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

Her tail the last to form, soon she’d be home.

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Ten Word Photo Prompt: They’re HEEEEEEEERRRRREEE.

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(Photo by Matthew T Rader from Pexels)

It’s Thursday! That means a ten word story using the photo above.

Exactly ten words.

Ready?

OK, here’s mine:

Intergalactic invasion complete, soon Earth would belong to umbrella-kind.

Ten Word Photo Prompt, #AtoZChallenge Edition: “Different.”

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Hi new friends! On Thursdays here we play a little game. Using the photo above as a writing prompt, you create a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

You can have a title if you wish, but don’t go overboard! You’re welcome to post here or on your own blog (just leave a link!) but if you’re an A to Zer, you’ve probably got your own post down.

So please leave a link for that.

It’s more challenging than you think! Which makes this kind of an inception challenge, a challenge within a challenge. Plus trying to stick with the animal pics, so make that a challenge within a challenge within a challenge.

The turducken of challenges.

OK, here’s mine:

No question. Dexter hadn’t been right since the Barn Incident.


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Ten Word Photo Prompt: Release

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( Photo by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels)

You know the drill by now…with the picture above, write a ten word story! Exactly ten words.

You can have a title though.

OK, here’s mine:

Sprites scattered from her hands, star-like, their purpose her bidding.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Almost

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Ten word photo prompt story time! Using the picture above, write a 10 word story. All genres are fine. Write it here or on your own blog, just make sure we can find you!

Have fun!

Here’s mine:

Shoes fit right, but the human form proved more challenging.

Characters are Everywhere (Writing Prompt)

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IMG_0995You might remember this stingray from yesterday’s post of photos from the Shedd Aquarium. At least I think that’s the same lovable dork.

S/he got me thinking about inspiration, and, more specifically, inspiration as it applies to characters. I can’t tell you whether the personality I see in this photo is simply a product of my human experience anthropomorphizing a stingray, or if it’s just an animal who loves his/her gig.

I’ve got to say, I think s/he loves her/his gig.

That aside, it really doesn’t matter, because the inspiration exists no matter what the objective reality. This stingray is a character.

I’ve got an edge in converting him/her to character status, as I write science-fiction, and alien species can abound. But even if I wanted to take the essence of the spirit I see, I could work that energy into a cozy, for example, or a fantasy, or even a romance (though probably not a main character. Then again, why create limits?).

Inspiration for your characters is absolutely everywhere. You don’t even need a human to spark you into bringing someone fictional to life.

Which gets me to the point of this post (yes, yes, hypothetical reader, I love to meander).

Writing Prompt: Use this photo to create a character, and write about the character in any form you choose. 

If it’s short enough, feel free to post your results in the comments (and I know I have some microfiction visitors 🙂 ). If you think it’s too long, go ahead and post a link. We’ll visit.

Have fun!

Oh, and if this stingray doesn’t do it for you, feel free to use any of the photos from yesterday to grab a character. We’re not picky, are we hypothetical reader?

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