I love the eerie silence of this image. It screams, “Something nefarious is about to happen!” If you look very carefully, you are not alone. A person and a dog are up ahead. Are they walking toward you or away from you? Do they scare you, or will they come to your aid? I can’t wait to hear about the stories this image inspires.
#vss: very short story
The neon sign pulled me along the dark, silent sidewalk with its promise: Come Get That Action. However, the sign wasn’t meant for me. Hungry, pale lurkers awaited my arrival.
Today’s prompt: Between Clouds & The Water
Over at the OctPoWriMo website, today’s post poses a great question: Where does poetry hide? I think this works well with our visual prompt.
The Great Escape
Late at night on the glowing screen
Deep in cryptically labeled folders in folders
Tempests of swirling, spilled passions
Words that escaped frontal lobe prisons
Tunneling and burrowing through sewers
Risking life to leap walls
Razor-wired barriers of rules and fears
To be squirreled away for private eyes
This is where poetry hides.
Retweet Storm: Post lines at a hashtag & quote-RT to #FlashFicHive
Note: There’s a typo in the “Visit” honeycomb. It should say @writevent like my link above.
#WackyWed – make us laugh
#1LineWed – Light
#WFWed – Amusing
#WhyIWriteWed – Thanks
#TalesNoir – Horror/Genre mashup week
#WineWords – Smooth/Soft
#WeirdWriters – Vacation
So, there are a ton of options for publishing a line from today’s great #Writober story. Have fun sharing your lines!
Today’s image also works well with the #justcreatechallenge over at authorapril.com. Yes, I have found yet another great event for #Writober. April L. Taylor offers two prompts each day; one for writing, and one for an art project. Today’s prompts are about Setting and Perspective! Perfect, right?