Wednesday Writing Prompt #2

Wednesday Writing Prompt #2: Image Inspiration

One of my favorite creative writing activities is finding interesting photographs that inspire me to tell a story.

When I was in 8th grade, my English teacher had us do this exercise and I absolutely loved it. I wrote a story called “Dr. Soter’s Pink Couch” inspired by a photograph of this particular couch. My story was quite bloody and I have no idea why my mind turns to the macabre in the face of something so ordinary as a pink couch, but that’s the magic of this particular prompt!

Below are a few images I found that intrigue me and will hopefully inspire you.

(I’ve included what information I could find about each image below.)

Image #1

Image #2

Image #3

Image #4

Image #5

Image #6

Photo credits/information (if you know more, please add in the comments):

  1. Photograph by Herbert List
  2. Photograph of Mir / Mirny Mine
  3. Unknown
  4. American POW Lt. Col. Robert Stirm is reunited with his family after 6 years March 17, 1973
  5. Protruding mammoth tusk in Siberia
  6. Unknown (London Zoo, 1930s)

If you post the completed prompt on your blog, feel free to add a link in the comments! Happy writing!

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