10th September, 2015. 2:30pm
Writing 101, Day 4: A story in a single image
Yesterday, you found inspiration in one word and used it as a springboard for a post idea. Images — including photographs and works of art — can also act as starting points for stories, essays, poems, and personal musings. For this exercise, use one of the images above as the creative spark for today’s post. You might use it as the setting for a story or poem, write about how it makes you feel, or describe a memory conjured by it.
When I read today’s assignment, I was supposed to use the photo of a Map but something tells me there’s a whole bunch of amazing photos at Unsplash.com worth checking out, so I did. It was then that I saw this photo.
The concept of my entry for today is to make it look like a synopsis on the back cover of a book. I’ve always dreamed about writing my own novel someday so this I said, “well, why not?” I don’t know if my short story made sense, but I’d like you to know that despite its lack of details, I already know the end. So here, hope you enjoy my very short story for the day.
All my life I was running away from the public eye. I was convinced I was meant to live alone forever. And then I met him.
He took me places, showed me how beautiful the world can be from a different view. Now I can’t live without him. I can’t go anywhere with him not by my side.
Suddenly, he was gone. Erased like he never even existed. I looked everywhere, but there wasn’t even a trace of his presence.
I will search for him. I will find him, even if it means braving the world I was so terrified to walk on in the first place.