Friday, May 1, 2009


I admit it. I often write for me. Because it’s entertaining. Some days I’m inspired by something or someone…like WWII's Sid Diamond. Other times I just feel like venting without alienating the entire family. Sometimes I write just to escape the drudgery of daily living.

And then there are the pictures.

I get inspired by photos. Especially unique photos. I use them to challenge myself, to create a story based on only what I see…then I fill in the missing details.

Take a look at this photo. What do you see?

Menacing? Mysterious? A model’s pout? Nothing clean to wear? A bad hair day? Someone hiding? Each question brings more of the same. Hiding from what? Why?

So, what do you see? Tomorrow I’ll show you…the rest of the Mystery Man.


Winifred said...

Looks like David Beckham!

Susan said...

Fun! I love photo prompts, especially in a group. Amazing to see how differently everyone sees things--then a bit daunting to write something, knowing that readers are all 'seeing' something in your writing, too.

Hmmm, this fellow... every time I see a man with a hat on or hood up, I think, "Bald."

I'd say he looks a bit dangerous--but in a good way, as in, I'd like to find out HOW good, hm?

Peggy said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm He does look like a model in the Abercrombie and Fitch

hope said...

Now ladies, you KNOW I wouldn't tease you without a reveal.

Susan, we think alike. I actually wrote this as a two part post...and already had planned to you more. :)

Terence McDanger said...

He's got Slimer from Ghostbusters knitting a scarf on his lap, hasn't he?

Nothing gets past me hope. No Ma'am.