I took this photo the last time I went to Africa. I played around with it a bit and changed it to black and white. I was hoping it would inspire me to come up with a little story about it, perhaps a witty caption. I’m still searching for a story for this photo to tell.
I’ve often read in writing magazines and online that a good way to start writing again, to beat blocks or boredom, is to use a photo prompt. Granted, most of the prompts you see are a little more advanced than this one. What I mean is, they have much more going on.
I like the idea of taking a photo and trying to come up with a story behind it. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or mind-blowing. But I like that it gets the creative and imaginative juices swirling. Well, it should. Currently, I’m drawing a blank on what this wonderful elephant could be doing as he tiptoes through the shallow marshes of the river. Is he part of a herd? Is he leading the herd or bringing up the rear? Has he been shunned? Is he hanging back to show himself off to possible suitors? Is it even a “he” elephant?
Hmmm, perhaps there might be a story brewing after all. Happy writing folks. And as always, feel free to comment and start your own stories.