A few weeks ago, in my blog post A Beautiful Convergence, I featured images that make your creative genie imagine their back story - images that don't just tell a story, but those that spur the viewer on to create a story for them. Janet McQueen's image of extraordinary pumpkins at the door of an ordinary house was one of those featured.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a story for Janet's mysterious image. What has transpired in this scene? How did those pumpkins get there? Why are they there? Why are they so huge? Who lives in the house? What is about to happen?
If you are a photographer, this will be a great exercise to help you see the possibilities in an image and develop that mysterious quality that is so difficult to capture. If you are already an author, this will be a great creativity refresher. If you are not already an author, but love to write and are intrigued by Janet's image, this will be a super jump-start to tapping in to your inner author! As J. Darroll Hall, owner and founder of Fantasy Island Book Publishing says, "Every person has at least one good book in them."
- 1-2 pages (2 pages maximum, less than a page is fine), typed, 12 point font, 1" margins all around
- G Rated only, please
- Could be an entire short story, could be a part of a story . . . whatever you feel makes the best story surrounding that image
- Send entries here now through midnight, September 30, 2011
- Winner will be announced no later than October 16, 2011
And browse Kara Stewart, Art in Photography to pick out the print you want for when you win! Just hover over 'Galleries' at the top for a bucketload of photo galleries!