In the northern hemisphere, the leaves are bursting into color, a dash of boldness amongst the green, with a brief flurry of beauty before succumbing to the inevitable end and floating crunchily to land on unforgiving ground. Change is constant, but only sometimes is it evident as well, especially at first. Sometimes a good jolt out of the norm is what we need.
So how about a creative prompt to get you started with something new? If you’re feeling up to a trade, send an idea into firstname.lastname@example.org. Post your submission in the comments – calligraphy welcome, of course, though I’m afraid WordPress doesn’t allow photographs in the comments section.
|AC Young||No sooner was one report finished, than another had to be written. Would the paperwork never end?||nother Mike|
|Fiona Grey||The cow fortress was suspiciously vacant.||Cedar Sanderson|
|Becky Jones||The clouds suddenly broke apart revealing a delicate glass tower.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||She knew the roads were getting in bad shape, but she hadn’t expected…||AC Young|
|nother Mike||He was shocked when he reached into the closet and grabbed a real fairy tail (not a typo! This fairy had a tail!)||Fiona Grey|
|Cedar Sanderson||If I had to choose between kith and kin…||Becky Jones|
Have an idea but too little time? Not sure you want the pressure of an extremely laid back group of creative odds eagerly awaiting your input? Send in an idea marked “spare” in the subject line, or pick one up if you prefer. (Seriously, there are no rules. I mean, be kind. You can’t go wrong there. Probably. We could find a way, I’m sure. But otherwise, no rules.)
|Spare||She’d never heard anyone extoll the virtues of a pie at full volume before.|
|Spare||“Fish brains for dinner,” he squealed gleefully.|
|Spare||The man with antlers darted across the meadow, chasing a woman draped in fur tails and fringed leather.|
|Spare||There was a small bottle of cranberry jam tucked into the back corner of the refrigerator…|
|Spare||The dead man had two keys in his wallet…|
May it inspire change in your world. See you in the comments.
Header image by Fiona Grey, Sugarcreek Metro Park, Ohio