Photo Prompt Friday: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Angels – unknowable, powerful, beautiful – they’ve long captivated my and others’ imaginations. They have been depicted in many ways throughout time – from chubby-cheeked cherubim to ageless creatures with long flowing locks and feathered wings. Angels can be messengers or avengers, guardians or monsters. For today’s photo prompt Friday, write a story or a poem about an angel or angelic being.

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Photo Prompt Friday: From the Deep

In honor of the month of MerMay, I thought today’s photo prompts should be inspired by the Merfolk. Alternately thought to be alien, strange, beautiful, dangerous, dark, alluring and mysterious, these creatures of the deep have long inhabited the human consciousness. In fact, the earliest legend of mermaids was recorded in Syria in 1000 BC…

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Photo Prompt Friday: Unbelievable Natural Landscapes

There are some places in the world that seem too beautiful to be true. They’re more like locations in fantasy books than naturally occurring phenomena on our planet! What appeals to you about these photos? Is it the vibrant colors? The desolation? The natural beauty? What do you find surprising? Strange? Other-wordly or surreal? Try to incorporate some of these elements into your next story.

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Photo Prompt Friday: Through A Glass Darkly

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

– Corinthians Chap 13, verse 12.
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Photo Prompt Friday: Fantasy Art

The greatest fantasy art tells a story without words. You can feel the setting, see the emotions on the character’s face, smell the sea or the woods. Great art transports you. What story are these works of fantasy art telling?

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Friday Photo Prompts

For today’s Friday photo prompt, I chose photos of people that invite you to tell their story. As writers, it’s easy to get caught up in the physical details – hair color, eye color, skin color – and lose a big portion of what makes us human. Characterization isn’t just what someone looks like – but what they do – their small gestures, habits, idiosyncrasies, the way they dress, the work they do, the things they create, the way they interact with people…

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Friday Photo Prompts

If you’re looking for writing inspiration, go no further. These ten images will get ideas percolating in no time. Let these strange and awe-inspiring landscapes from real life inspire your next project!

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