Lockdown Antics

Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Four – Picture Prompts

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For however long the lockdown continues (in the UK at least), I am throwing out weekly writing exercises/prompts for anyone and everyone to respond to.

Here’s how it works:

  • I’ll post a prompt on Fridays and you just let your imagination take over from there.
  • When you have a story you’re happy with, post it to your own website with a link back to whichever post on here prompted the story.
  • OR – If you don’t have a website, feel free to send the story to me via my Contact page and I’ll happily host it on here with full writing credit and copyright to you.

So Let’s Get Started!

Week Four: Picture Prompts

When I was in Year 6 at school, we would do creative writing exercises every once in a while. My teacher would give us a jumping off point – sometimes this was an opening line, or a theme to work. Some of the ones that have stuck in my memory were when he would provide a visual prompt for us. He would pin up a couple of pictures on the board – one week it was an Aztec temple and some artefacts from an archaeological dig (amazing the little things you remember, right?!)

So that’s what we’re doing this week. Take a look at the pictures below and see what story it conjures in your mind. As ever, let your imagination run riot on this!

I will post my own interpretation of these pictures at a later date. It will be interesting to compare notes with you all!


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