This series of articles running through January will explore ways of keeping our head above water in physical, mental, emotional and creative areas. There will be creative challenges, competitions and giveaways. For the full background see here.
This weeks writing challenge is to write a short fiction, poem, character sketch or dialogue exchange based on this wonderful photograph by John Ivory. Keep it short – around 200 words or less. You can post it here in the comments for feedback or keep it to yourself. Jot ideas in a notebook, make mind maps or write it fast and furious – see how different methods work for you. Come back and share the piece or the process with us.
I have spare copies of the fantastic flash fiction anthology Jawbreakers and the Poetry Against Cancer book which I’ll give as prizes. Comp open until Sunday but the main point is participation and exploring methods.
UPDATE: I’m leaving this open until Wednesday – so keep thinking!