Here is your weekly Visual Dare! You can use this photo in one of two ways:
* incorporate it into your current Work In Progress - literally, or figuratively
* use it as a 100 word flash fiction to get the brain going in a different creative direction.
Give it a try! Feel free to post your creative responses to the prompt in the comments below (if it's 100 words or less, plus personal comments, of course!).
Here's your dare:
Photo by: Josefina Bietti
Where does this take your writing - even for a short burst?
Let me know in the comments - in summary or 100 word excerpts!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
“If looks could kill” is the expression but it felt more like
“If looks could execute a person in the slowest, most painful way possible” and it made me shudder.
Had I been a large tropical slug nudging up suggestively against her purple silk Jimmy Choo she couldn’t have shown me more loathing.
The make-over must have cost her new Wall-Street-wealthy husband a fortune but I could still see past it to the under-age prostitute I’d arrested back home.
“Hi Talulah” was all I’d said. It had been enough.
DANG. Nice tale of intrigue wrapped up in 100 words there - great job!Delete
Thanks for joining in!
Thanks for putting up such great photos - am really enjoying it.Delete
I've been brainstorming characters for a new short story -- I think I may have just found one!ReplyDelete
Woo! That's great! Let me know how you plan to use her in the story - I wanna know!Delete
That particular stare, "I knew I should have done my taxes before april 15th."ReplyDelete
Tried something different; not sure I like it.ReplyDelete
Her anticipation was almost unbearable. Did she look too eager? She fidgeted, worrying about her hair, her makeup, her breast. Would it all be accepted, admired? Would the reaction mimic the dream she had had a thousand times over? She shifted her body to be more seductive, trying new poses until she felt movie-esque. The moment was surreal, washed out; an old black and white flickering to life on the screen. She waited doe eyed and expectant. She thought of the engagement and her lips parted slightly, imagining the tasty tingle of a first kiss; her first girl kiss.
I think you pegged the pre-date jitters and utilized the chiaroscuro of the photo to great effect! I remember trying on faces and poses. Nicely done, Jenn! I really like it.Delete
Wonderful! Love the phrase 'tasty tingle' and the black-and-white movie reference. The way you built it up - her anticipation became ours - those final four words - wow! Different is working for you, chica! :)Delete
Thanks, Ladies. I've been reading all those great blog sites you all recommend and have been trying to work on my hooks. I thought changing from a boy to a girl would be a good surprise for readersDelete
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I absolutely love this idea!!!ReplyDelete