Your Challenge, if you choose to accept…

Today marks the first Free Page Numbers Writing Challenge!

As I first said in my post, A penny for your thoughts?, I’ve been toying with the idea of engaging you all in a little bit of creative fun. Fiction, while arguably the most imaginative, free and amusing style of writing, is probably also the hardest to write well, especially if you’re plot-challenged like me. Everyone has different methods of stimulating that little lump of brain that does of all the colourful, constructive, creative thinking but when it comes to beginning a short story or, more to the point, not knowing where to begin a short story, I find that pictures, quotes and first lines work wonders!

So, to the challenge! If you’re willing to let your imagination loose on a page for a little while, then you should be game for this. Your challenge is to take the picture below and let it inspire, incite and coerce your creative juices into pumping out a miniature short story. The final product needn’t resemble the picture in any way but see where it takes you! There is no word limit and no rules regarding theme, style or content. All you need to do is submit your story to me via the comment tool for me to compare against the works of your blogospherical peers!

Be creative, be free, don’t stress, remember how very informal this is and have fun!

I give you 24 hours to whip up a little specimen of imaginative writing! GO!

Your Stimulus:

8 thoughts on “Your Challenge, if you choose to accept…

  1. Balloon Dreams

    She let herself fly
    High up in the sky
    Above from the madness
    & things which made her cry.

    To the balloon dreams she clung
    And let her-self be flung
    Into the depths of dream clouds
    And in deep sleep she sunk.

    Heartaches no more
    She could feel her spirit soar
    High and high
    Reaching out to the door.

    There will be no more pain
    Disappointment will not rain
    For she flew far far away
    Never to rise again.


  2. Pingback: “Balloon Dreams” – a poetic masterpiece. | Free Page Numbers

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