Monthly Archives: August 2015

Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #17

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Leave it to me to turn today’s word – reading – into writing. My photo below is all about writing. It’s a book I created in cahoots with women in my writing group. We had spent a morning writing in an art gallery where one woman from our group, Lucy Mueller Young, was exhibiting her paintings and sculptures. This book includes the rough drafts of what we had written at the gallery, along with photos of the work Lucy had exhibited. The book, created as a keepsake of that morning, was given to Lucy before she moved to Vermont.

 

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Reading

Writing prompt: What does reading turn into for you? The reading of a will might turn you from pauper to tax-bracket hopper. Reading an obit? Or a David Mamet play? Or a funny picture book to a giggly child? Think about the reading experiences you’ve had and how it changed you (for the moment or forever). Pick one and let your main character go there. Or write a poem about the experience. Go. Write. Have fun.

For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.

Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015

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Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #16

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Fire

Writing prompt: This sign was in an antique barn in Vermont. Ever go antiquing? Do you remember the smell of old goods gathered? Can you smell the smoke of this cigar? Go ahead. Light it up. What fire does this photo light for you? Write about it, but be sure to include the scent of smell. Go. Write. Have fun.

For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.

Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015

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Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #15

Yes. We visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and I was captivated by the art of the building itself. Of course I took photos of some beautiful, intriguing, inspiring works of art. Van Gogh, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Sargeant… But I love architecture. And I appreciated the beauty of the building that held such beauty.

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Art

Writing prompt: Write about beauty. About finding art in a leaf or piece of lumber, in a lamp finial or the face of a clock, in a field of rye or a mountain range. Write about the beauty of the scent of a newborn baby, the skin of a woman of a certain age, or the calluses of a young construction worker.  Where do you find art? Go. Write. Have fun.

For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.

Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015

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Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #14

Meet Snickers. Don’t tell any other pet I’ve ever had, but Snickers was my favorite. I thanked him often for choosing to come live with us. Yes. It was his choice, after our youngest son invited him in for a visit. Snickers had been living as a survivalist—on his own after, we suspect, some dope dropped him off in our neighborhood. We asked around. None of the neighbors called him their own. So he joined our family. He was about a year old when he adopted us. And he stayed for 17 years. I miss his smell. That warm, sweet smell.

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Favorite Smell

Writing prompt: Imagine your main character is in a place he/she never expected to be. Ever. Never ever. The situation is life threatening, and what brings your MC from the brink is that smell. That favorite scent.  Go. Write. Have fun.

For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.

Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015

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Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #13

I scavenged photo files from a year ago for today’s challenge. Unfortunately, I happened upon this unwanted guest who had visited my eggplant bushes. It was just as disconcerting seeing this creepy, yet fascinating, creature today as it was last August 16. Doesn’t it make you shudder and wipe imaginary crawly things off your arms and legs? Yeah, me too.

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Last Year

Writing prompt: Your main character settles in for the evening. A glass of his/her favorite beverage, a good book, the rhythm of rain against the window. Ahhh. And then there’s a knock at the door. Nay, a pounding.  Go. Write. Have fun.

For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.

Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015

 

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Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #12

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Yellow

Writing prompt: Does this Canada goose seem mellow yellow? He was having a pleasant day with his buds, stopping to smell the flowers, padding around in the mucky water’s edge, going in for a little float-about. A nice, easy-going, do-nothing day. But then the mallards showed up. What happened next? Go. Write. Have fun.

For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.

Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015

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Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #11

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Edge

Writing prompt: A rabbit, a cow, and a goat walk into a bar. No one’s surprised. What’s going on here? OR your main character is recounting a meal with friends at an ethnic restaurant. OR you’re on edge. Why? Go. Write. Have fun.

For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.

Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015

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