A SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY PROMPT

This is the kind of thing I do which can be a hit or a flop. I have no idea if anyone will be interested. If you are not, please do not participate. Don’t be a pill about it, though. I’m not recruiting anyone.

I would like to keep telling stories linked to pictures. To help the process along, I’ll publish a picture and write something about it. You can use my picture as a prompt. Or you use any picture you like as a jumping off point. Link back to me (send a pingback) and I’ll publish it.

Each of you is free to jump in. No themes for now except what’s in the picture. My current thinking is to leave things loose. No one needs to worry if they have “the right” picture.

What do I mean by story? Something written in words.

Poetry, prose, fact, or fiction. A couple of lines about the camera and how you got the shot. A fanciful tale of time travel and parallel worlds. Video if that’s your thing. Old pictures from your scrap-book. Weird pictures from the internet. Cartoons. Pictures of your family vacation and how the bear stole your food.

Your trip to Paris. You flight from Irkutsk. You favorite dog, cat, ferret, cockatoo. The weird boyfriend you had in high school. The last book you read, the next book you plan to read, or why you don’t read books (but you write them)(don’t write them)(would like to write them).

Television shows, movie stars, classic film, history, language. Fiction, non-fiction. Everything, anything as long as you include a picture and some text.

It sounds simple. It is simple. Every picture has a story or ought to. Otherwise, there are no rules. A pictures, some text. That’s it. Short or long, truth or fiction. Prose or poetry. You’re in the driver’s seat.


Warning! I’ve never done this before. There are a few technical issues I’m not entire sure about, but I hope to get them ironed out pretty quickly. I’m using today’s post as the first of the series. It’s got a lot of pictures in it and you are welcome to choose one. Or pick your own!

You can take a hint from the topic or write whatever strikes your fancy. The prompt is merely a point of reference.

You don’t have to so what I do. Just … do something! I’ll try to get these out early enough for everyone, but time zones around the world differ. I apologize, but the world is large and round and always in motion.

  1. GENERATION GAP – GROWING UP BOOMER – April 21, 2015
  2. MAKING MARIJUANA LEGAL – April 24, 2015
  3. A SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY BULLETIN UPDATE – April 25, 2015
  4. SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY PROMPT A STORY OF NAN – 2015 #3 – April 29, 2015
  5. SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY PROMPT 2015 #4 – MEDICAL ADVICE – May 6, 2015
  6. SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY PROMPT 2015 #5   I SHOULD STOP TRYING – May 13, 2015
  7. SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY PROMPT 2015 #6  STILL PLASTIC AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – May 20, 2015
  8. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #7Hands – May 27, 2015
  9. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #8 – A Face in the Crowd – June 3, 2015
  10. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #9 – Bite of the Spider – June 10, 2015
  11. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #10: A Housewife’s Lament – June 17, 2015
  12. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #11LITTLE GREEN BUG – June 24, 2015
  13. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #12 – EARLY – July 1, 2015
  14. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #13 – ON OLD CAPE COD – July 8, 2015
  15. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #14 – STUPID OLD PEOPLE – July 15, 2015
  16. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #15 – SUNLIGHT ON LEAVES – July 22, 2015
  17. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #16 – SMALL TOWN SUMMER – July 29, 2015
  18. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #17 – THE PHOENIX – August 5, 2015
  19. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #18 – CHAI August 12, 2015
  20. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015-19: NIGHTMARE ON YAWKEY WAYAugust 19, 2015
  21. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 -20: GEESE – August 26, 2015
  22. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 21: NO PLACE LIKE HOME – September 2, 2015
  23. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 22: SUMMER’S HARVEST – September 23, 2015
  24. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 23: LOOSE CHANGE WITH FLOWERS – September 30, 2015
  25. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 24: WHERE’S AUTUMN? – October 7, 2015
  26. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 25: SING THE SONG OF HARVEST HOME – October 14, 2015
  27. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 26: AUTUMN FADES – October 21, 2015
  28. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 27: AT HOME WITH DOGS – October 28, 2015
  29. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 28: NEARLY NAKED – November 4, 2015
  30. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 29: VETERAN’S DAY – November 11, 2015
  31. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 30: HUNTING THE WILD SCOTTIE – November 18, 2015
  32. SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 31: WRAPPING UP – November 25, 2015

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