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Photo Prompt


This woman swims far out in the vast sea; the clouds are heavy and grey and raindrops bounce against the surface of the water – she is smiling.

Use this photo to prompt a story or a poem.

Happy Writing!


3 comments on “Photo Prompt

  1. greyzr
    June 21, 2014

    Thanks for the interesting prompt. My story can be found here.

    • tigereye26
      June 23, 2014

      Thank you so much for sharing! I’m pleased you were inspired to write something from this photo and it seemed like it fueled a lot of ideas.

      There’s plenty of plot in a short piece. Two things I liked the most: 1) The name of the boat 2) How it ends – you almost don’t need to have the line “she had outwitted them”, this is clearly shown and you have it in the title, perhaps a little more on how she was feeling while throwing that match – nervous, exhilarated, nauseous…you could amplify this moment to slow it down and create further impact.

      But well done! Keep writing and have a go at some of the other prompts 🙂

      • greyzr
        June 23, 2014

        Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate it.

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