Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing exercise. We invite you to join in by continuing the story or starting your own based on inspiration from the image. Poetry and foreign languages are welcome (please provide a translation). This photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.
Don’t judge me. I’m bored. That’s what happens when you have the mind of an adult trapped in the body of a child. I’ve lived hundreds of years more than you will ever live, yet I’m stuck in a classroom “learning” history I’ve lived through. By the way, the books have it wrong.
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Every fortnight we hope to host a photograph suggested by contributors. So, keep those photograph recommendations coming. Submit your favourite images (with credit) for next week’s Picture it & Write!
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Here is my offering for this week
“Will the be able to use the washing machine?” Hahaha. No, they cannot. One guy in college put on rainboots and stomped around in the bathtub to wash his clothes because he had no idea how to use a washing machine.
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Here is my submission:
love that image.. i mean, i don’t love it for its message, lol but it’s a cool b&w.. and i love your story even more! awesome ^^
Every time I look at it, I wonder what was really going on when it was taken. Is she posed or is she actually smoking? Why is the little girl not looking directly at her or at the kid on the stilts behind them? What’s with the random kid in the background? So many ways the story could go. 😀
very true.. i’m not even sure if they’re related or what.. or f that’s really even a cigarette — but it sure looks like it ^^
hey, your pic & write has a huge following. I was wondering if every month i could pick a different participant win a $10 amazon gift card.
To Kz: Yeah, I was kinda wondering that myself.
To Mokauthor: Sorry to take so long to reply. That would be amazing! We’d love to partner with you to make that happen. Let’s talk more over e-mail or IM, which do you prefer?
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Aurora HSP said:
That was so good! I love it! Really want to try to do this one, been missing your inspirational posts 🙂
We’ve missed you too!
Aurora HSP said:
You make sure you write now Aurora – I love your style and your stuff!
Aurora HSP said:
Thanks, it’s next to breathing for me so difficult to stop… some days the only reason I still am at all, lol. Your stuff is really good… will be back to read more very soon 🙂
http://mythoughtsonthesubjectareasfollows.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/running-scared/ Here’s my entry!
Very nice photo, just starting now, but will have to do some research. Think we’ll base this one in The Ukraine, where I have visited, so should have authentic ring to it..
Anne Schilde said:
As, I’ve said before, I appreciate your research, Pirate.
Thank you – I’ll keep saying that!
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hi, here is my writing prompt
Teared up a little bit 😦 kids are so difficult. Though I don’t have any of my own, I’m convinced there’s no magic formula to deal with them. It’s alot like learning, we’re all different, we’re all incentivised or motivated by different things.
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Well that took a bit of time…editing and cooking, but done! http://managuagunntoday.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/picture-it-write-the-addiction/
Wow, that’s so powerful. Stunning writing.
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This photo is way cool! As kz said, not for the message but the attitude and the technical aspects of the photo itself. My friend Randy at The Writer’s Village wrote a short take and I then elaborated at http://photovignettes.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/picture-it-write-an-adult-and-coping-addendum/
That’s one reason I won’t ever start smoking. It doesn’t just hurt you. I love the message you put with this image.
Anne Schilde said:
I liked your hundreds of years old character in a little girl’s body, Eliabeth. I can’t help wondering if that’s a sneak preview into a new Blind Sight character. Haha, I bet the history books are pretty wrong about some things!
Oh I looove where you went with it. You also did a great job incorporating the other characters in the photo. No comment about Blind Sight *innocent face*
forgot to share the link ^^ http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/picture-it-write-viii/ thanks
Sometimes an image evokes a sad story and there’s nothing wrong with that. I really liked the writing and how you wrote in the accent of the girl. Sometimes that makes it harder to read, but it also makes it more believable and gives the character a strong voice.
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i did a second take.. i was hoping to write a happier story.. but ended up with a longer.. although less sad version.. http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/violet/
I agree, beautiful and sad. “She said I better toughen up… get used to being alone. She left my bed and never talked to me again.” This part was so harsh! 🙂 I love your writing.
haha yeah she was a bit tough and crazy ^^ but i guess that’s why he fell so hard ^^ thanks so much
I love your little story. I really felt like she was talking to me lol! Will be writing mine a little later this week.
Awesome pic, although I feel guilty for liking it! Here’s mine.
Oooo, I like how you made the littlest girl the ring leader. She does look potentially menacing with her hands on her hips surveying the scene.
I’m so sorry I’m behind on replies. I promise I’ll get to everyone; I really do enjoy reading what you come up with. Thanks for your patience and participation.
You drew the spirit out of me this week!
Great description! “A gorgeous mess of a girl…”
Reblogged this on mokauthor.
Thank you and again, sorry for taking so long to get to replies.
Personally, I’ve never met any kids smoking, but I have to say, this picture gets me. The fact that it’s black and white makes it even more… Man, I can’t describe the feeling. I love it so much that I’m using it as my cell phone wallpaper. Anyway, here’s mine:)
The black and white does add a little something doesn’t it? I can’t really describe it either. I think it’s so cool you liked the picture enough to use it as your wallpaper; clearly we’re doing a good job finding engaging pictures. Thank you everyone for continuing to motivate and inspire us.
I loved this description: “She’s like a fish out of water; doesn’t fit in with the rest of us.” Interesting how we can be happy years later and still wonder about the kids on the playground from elementary school. I know I do it sometimes, not because I don’t like my life but because there’s always a what if.
Hi – I’m new here. When I saw the picture of this little girl, I was drawn to her right away. She reminded me of another little girl I once knew… me, and I couldn’t resist adding my submission. Thanks!
Welcome! Sorry to take so long on replies, we usually don’t take two weeks. I hope you stick around because I loved the message in your writing. I wish I could have the patience shown here and not feel the thorns of obnoxiously brazen children. I know so much has to do with how they’re raised, and not their fault, but on the other hand there are kids who come from horrible situations who are some of the most genuine people.
That’s ok. I enjoy the picture prompts, and I’ll definitely be returning.
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Finally! My contribution is out: http://evilnymphstuff.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/an-immortal-child/
Very interesting spin using the immortal theme. Fascinating twist having her bitten as a baby and then grow to ten year’s old. As always, I enjoyed your contribution 🙂
My contribution….this was awesome!!!
Great messaging, “Why don’t you judge the people who are suppose to love me and care for me for they have made me who I am… I no longer can pretend I am a child.” It’s heartbreaking when those put in charge of children are the ones who do the most damage and children are forced to act beyond their years. Tragic, beautiful writing! It’s even more exciting to know that you found us through one of our first contributors.
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The photo was really strong..awesome!
Here’s my contribution:
Thank you very much.
So many vivid descriptions of the little girl. This was one of my favorites: “I am the living incarnation of when things go wrong.” This week’s is going to be kinda dark too, unintentionally, but I’n actually enjoying the darker writing more than the light fluff.
Thanks for joining our growing community, I hope you continue to participate in our creative writing prompt.
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Devina a Lemon flavoured Jellybean said:
Here’s mine: Sweet sweet Isabel.
Very different to have a long lead in instead of jumping right into the image. Thanks for contributing!
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