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Photograph Prompt – Week 3 – Empty

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Photograph Prompt – Week 3 – Empty

Empty. An odd word for this weeks photo challenge. The picture is from one of the Severn Valley steam railway stations. It shows a train after everyone has left, empty of passengers but not empty of life. The story challenge is why is it empty? There are many paths a story can take. In this picture, the station is empty, the carriages some doors open, could this have been in war? Imagine H.G Wells and War of the Worlds, could the Martians be just out of shot? What about an alternative reality, steampunk or secret agents back in the 1920’s. There are so pick a theme, explore where that may go.



As with each week I will give a start, here is my path;

“Empty. The station was deserted, the siren had stopped a few seconds ago. People had run in panic, heading towards the bunkers. He looked around, something was wrong. Intelligence said they would strike during the next raid. The scientist was carrying the latest reports. This time they were sure the new formula would work and win the war.”

So were does this story go?


Tagline: ‘Secret Agent man,Secret agent man’

Photograph Prompt – Week 2 – Tension

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Photograph Prompt – Week 2 – Tension

This week I am offering a picture which at first may not seem to have any tension at all. It is all in how you, the reader or writer may want to use it. The picture or scene, as one may think, is tranquil but what might it hide? Is it the view of murder, the place where someone is about to be killed? What else could it hold?

Have a look and see what you might make of it. Tension could be anything, waiting for a lover to appear while keeping out of sight or even spying on someone. It is all there in the picture.

So here is my opening lines, maybe you will continue the short story;

‘I had the perfect view or so I thought. I felt exposed, in the daylight if someone really looked hard enough they could have seen me. Trying hard to not look conspicuous, the tension was rising. Who was she going to meet? I had my camera ready. A sudden thought, was this right to intrude?’

Where would the story go next?

Tagline ‘I spy with my little eye something beginning with …’


Photograph Prompt – Week 1 – Beyond

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Photograph Prompt – Week 1 – Beyond

Like many people I enjoy photography. I take hundreds upon hundreds and the odd one or two could be good. I have decided to write a different sort of blog, more a photographic prompt. I will post a picture at random times and hope it gives people something to use to either write about, think about, paint about or talk about.

The first picture is one I would consider a classic thoughtful prompt; what’s beyond the gate? If you step beyond the threshold what adventure might be found? Think of a short story, 500 or 1000 words, a flash story 140 characters (like twitter) or just use it to meditate.

These blogs will be short for the simple reason it’s a picture and a prompt. Enjoy.

So to start here is my flash story.

‘Becoming lost, heart quickens. Voices close, safety beyond the gate? Right one or a trap. Voices desperate. Through the gate. Hide and seek.’

Prompt 1


Tagline “Did the white rabbit go this way?”