August was a month of unlocking, of learning.
- I learned how quickly weeds could grow in the area of our yard where we’re landscaping and how exhausting it is to shovel, haul, and dump all those pretty little stones we’re spreading.
- I learned I could ignore the sweat dripping down my face as we worked in the two rooms we’re renovating upstairs in our home and how to peel off sweat-soaked tee shirts without stretching them completely and permanently out of shape.
- I learned to trust my writing instincts and write the stories I want to write even if they don’t fit the current demands for the genre.
Through this photo challenge, I learned to see what I was looking at, to see from new perspectives, to see that a subject not centered could be the center of attention in a photo. I thank Melodye Shore for introducing me to this challenge, Susannah Conway for making it possible, and all my fellow challenge photographers for sharing their beautiful work from their spots in this world we call our home.
And now, the final photo challenge writing prompt.
Photo prompt: August was…
Writing prompt: …unlocked. Your character is ignorant, unaware, oblivious, or confused until something – a word, a thought, an image, a person, a place – something makes his mind suddenly kick into gear. He gets it. Things fall into place. Everything is perfectly clear. He knows exactly what he should do now. Go. Write. Have fun.
Photo and writing prompt © Carol Munro, 2015