Dark Beauties

I love this image – it has such mood and potential for so many varieties of meaning. I felt drawn to it for this week’s Pinterest Micro-Story Challenge, so I hope you enjoy it too. As you might have noticed I select a different image every Thursday, post it on Pinterest and write a 500 character story about that image that attempts to capture a moment in time. Each one of us will see something entirely different, and so different stories emerge. I encourage  you to activate your creativity and give the challenge a go – what 500 character story comes to mind when you see this?

I find that sometimes I still have no idea what it is about until after the second sentence is down. If you can trust that you might not know what the story is before you start, then you might be surprised when it pops up along the way. I have experienced this same phenomenon in longer writing projects. Just start, and the inspiration will come. I see these exercises as a writer’s version of piano scales. The more you practice, the easier it is to be concise, descriptive yet also tapping into deep emotional metaphors.

Click on the image and it will take you to my Pinterist account where you can read my micro-story – repin the image and write your story in your caption. I will take a look and share my thoughts on your post.

Looking forward to it!

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