Last week’s challenge? Spin the Wheel 2.
This week a really fascinating link went around, and in it were 25 (er, 24) real world photos of places that looked entirely otherworldly. Click that link. Take a peek.
Now, I want you to use one of those photos as inspiration for your story.
That doesn’t mean you need to use the exact setting of the photo (though you can).
But inspiration, definitely.
When posting the story link below, don’t forget to identify which pic you used.
You have 1000 words.
You have one week to do it (due by 1/25, noon EST).
Any genre will do.
Write the story at your online space, then link back here.
Now go visit some strange and impossible places, will you?
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Far too long, but I don’t mind, for I loved the topic and it made me write.
The Stone Forest.
Just in time! On my website, there is my science fiction story based off the Metro picture.
Click my name to see it.
I chose the Stone Forest. The photo link is in the post.
Red Spiders of the Stone Forest http://wp.me/p1BAlV-3R
Just made it in TIME! I picked the one that was called “Red Rock Escalators by Henrik Sundholm” – as we saw the links are all down now.
Anyway – here is “Down to go Up…”
– Thanks in advance 🙂
I’m a little late but I can get a doctor’s note. I didn’t start writing this until 10:30 this morning, so what are you going to do? I selected the Lake Retba, Senegal photo with the pink lake:
This is my first time trying your Friday challenge. I chose The Wave in Arizona. “Desert Storm” is a piece of what will be (hopefully) a novel, someday. Thinking about setting helped me figure out how to move the plot forward from this scene.
So, on January 22, 2013 at 6:38 PM I said I might give this a try. Now is April the 19th, and I’ve finally finished the damn thing. No wonder I haven’t finished a single book yet, hehehe! Except it’s not really a flash fiction piece… It’s a hypertext story, but still very much inspired by that photograph I liked.
If you’re using MS Word you have to hold Ctrl when you click the links. 🙂
(You’ll have to save the Word .doc locally and access it like that, otherwise the links won’t work)
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