A Writing Challenge – If You’re Interested

Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs
First of all, let me say I love being able to schedule posts. 🙂

Question: Have you ever looked at a painting or even a well done photograph and immediately, the image comes to life in your imagination and a story unfolds?

The painting above and the video below are of / about my favorite painting. Although there is already a story associated with this beautiful painting, which the lovely lady in the video does quite a nice job of explaining, I want more. This story is on my “to write” list and I’ve already begun pulling the research together for it.

Choose a painting or a photograph and tell us the story it conjures in your mind…if you dare. You don’t have to write a novel or even a short story, just a few lines, a paragraph or even the blurb will do. 🙂

Post it and link it back to me or just put it in the comments.

Thanks for playing!



4 thoughts on “A Writing Challenge – If You’re Interested

  1. Hi! I’m trying to do this very thing with a painting by Laura Muntz Lyall as a writing exercise. I’ve studied the painting and spent some time thinking about details in the picture. One of the details has inspired me to start writing and I hope it develops into a story worth sharing with my writing mentor. How interesting to find your post and how timely!
    The painting of the knight and maiden is beautiful! Certainly a story prompt if there ever was one!

    • That is wonderful! By all means when you write the story, please share it with us here if you like. “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words” is a very true statement, although sometimes as with the case of my favorite painting, I’m hoping for much more than a thousand! Best wishes!

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