Photo Challenge / Writing Prompt #22

It was a beautiful day today. So after a morning of yard work, a refreshing shower, and a delicious lunch (Hanna’s Mock Tuna Salad), I topped it off with something quite exciting: a trip to the dump with my husband. The plan was to tolerate the chore, then take a little drive around town to photograph something curvy for today’s photo challenge prompt. I eventually got the photo below, but not before dump diving and snatching up three chairs, a mirror, and two hope chests, which I plan to refurbish and sell. I know. I already have way too much to keep me busy, but something’s got to fill the gap when this photo challenge is over, right?

P.S. The guys who work at the dump were chuckling as we left. They know I’ve given my husband strict instructions to never, never bring things home from the dump. Come to think of it, my husband was chuckling, too.

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Curves

Writing prompt: You would think this is an ordinary tree growing beside a pond in a park. But you’d be wrong. Oh. So. Wrong. It’s a bonsai tree, carefully trimmed and shaped by a giant. Yes, I said giant. Heretofore, he has proven his skills that earned him the Stealth badge in Giant Boy Scouts. But today you brought a blanket and a good book to the park, and when a giant shadow shaded your pages, you spotted him reaching through the clouds with his little clippers. “Hey!” you yelled. 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 #21

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Real Life

Writing prompt: Renovation. Change. Real life is full of changes, some by our own doing, some not. Put your main character in a situation where a change is about to occur. It’s not a welcomed change, and your main character attempts to evade/avoid the change three times before finally surrendering. Can you make it funny?  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 #20

These sibling babies trusted us enough to nap at our doorstep. It was a warm, sunny spot on a mid-September afternoon. Baby squirrels are friendly and curious at this age, but within a few weeks, these two grew to be cautious of the humans who shared their half acre.

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Two

Writing prompt: Think about a time when you were young and trusting, when you could nod off without a worry of danger. Or a time when you were totally at ease with someone – someone you could nap with under the stippled shade of a tree. 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 #19

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©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Sweet Delights

Writing prompt: Look at this sweet bunny. It doesn’t quite look real, does it? It looks like a fabulous illustrator added it to the photo. Sometimes what looks sweet isn’t. Sometimes sweet goes sour. Sometimes sweet is really sinister. 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 #18

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©2015 Photo by Carol Munro

Photo prompt: Looking Up

Writing prompt: I see Papa Bear with a bowl of porridge. What do you see? Go outside on a cloudy day. Look up. Make a list of the things you see in the clouds. Dragons, alligators, the Stay-Puft Man. A lamp post, an ear of corn, a horse-drawn canoe. Use one or more of the things on your list in a story for kids. 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 #17

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©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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