Weekly Photo Writing Prompts

I’ve been seeing a number of writing prompts, which have inspired pieces of flash fiction. Some have been amazing. Since I have a few (hundred thousand) photos I’m not doing anything with, I thought I’d join in the fun.

All you have to do to participate is pick one of the four photos, and write a 100-word piece that is inspired by the photo. It’s your choice whether you write fiction, non-fiction, or poetry – however the photo moves you. Just remember to tell us where we can find your response, by adding a link in the comments sections. Don’t forget to note which of the photos you are responding to. It helps to visualize the whole piece. As soon as I can shake this “Bill missed a workout day” headache, I’ll pick one and post it too.

I included 4 this time because I have no clue what folks will respond to. Let’s see if this works. Have fun!

Photo A

Photo B

Photo C

Photo D


  1. thanks bill ,that was fun.! I first wrote two hundred words – quite poetic (as is my way) but cleaning it up to 100 words was a great exercise. I don’t know how to put a link into your comments(?) I’ve added the url here. http://truedesignliving.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/off-season/
    can you help?

  2. I’m glad you had fun. That’s all I meant, to put in your url so we could see what you’ve done. I still have to do one myself.

  3. amysomday says:

    i chose the red door, that color reminded me of the human heart. Mine tends to weep a lot for my best guy friend whom I have a long distant relationship with.
    Thank you for this challenge…expressing my wordy self by omitting words…What a challenge. One of my friends will read this and ask me “why don’t you just say ‘I miss you a lot’?” to which I will respond…a dissertation of how my head and heart feel when I write, whether it be 2 lines or 20 paragraphs.
    Thank you Bill.

    1. Amy, thanks for sharing. Very nicely done. You can feel the longing, bordering on submission, as she awaits the return of lost love.

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