Picture This!


And now we are back with much pictured today. I guess all have their cameras out and are ready to get instaneedy. What? The name kinda stuck. Did you picture it yet? No? Are you picturing the "like me. like me!!!!!!!!!!!!" people? They may be the stuff of nightmares. Better get on with it before the nightmares become real.

Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?

Ummm. Is this a trick question? Are you new to my blog? Are 3000+ posts too hard to go through? Okay, I'll answer now. Big YEP! Easy as can be. Can write a story out of any photo I see. May be long. May be short. But I can still write a retort. May be in rhyme. May be not. Either way, can think up a plot.


It came from the grass. The same plot that was once barren of life. Just the way I liked it. That was where she deserved to be. But her corpse had to go and spring life. Worm food to grass. Grass to flowers. Flowers to bees. Boy, do I hate nature. Almost as much as I hate her.

At least I can spring forth life worthy of something. Anything from her is a snake in the grass. That snake. It never would have been there if I hadn't put her there. Why couldn't I have dumped her in the river? No fish would bite me. Not a one. But a snake. A damn, dirty snake. Who knew I was allergic to snake bites? Her! I bet that is her reincarnated. Coming as her true self. She came back for revenge. Screwed me in life and screwed me in death. That...

See? Easy as can be. Pulled a random photo from my stash and away I went with what popped in first. Are you allergic to snakes? Ever bury anyone in the woods? Might not want to answer the latter. Can you pop out a story from a picture too? Yeah. The snake hissed while I was taking its photo. I think it was rather miffed that I was afraid.

Enjoy life, forget the strife.

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  1. Most are probably rather allergic to the poisonous snakes. Those get in your yard, they are meeting their fate and getting dumped in the river.

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  2. I hate snakes. A year ago, I was picking up sticks in our front yard and almost picked up a snake. I screamed as some guy was walking down the sidewalk and gave him a scare as well.

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  3. A picture is worth a thousand words or less or more. I love writing from photos!

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  4. Creepy with a side of humor. I like your insta-art.

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  5. But that's such a cute little garter snake. I like them unless they get in the house. Which one did once. (And our cat Rocko beat the snot out of that little black snack all night long - he was still playing dead when we found him in the hallway.)

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    1. haha sure must have been one rough night for him.

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  6. Picture This!
    With lots of ease
    Of snakes
    That attack
    Allergy means a miss

    Hank

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  7. Give you a topic or a picture, and you have a story:)

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  8. Well done, just let the imagination go.
    Snakes aren't my favorite either, but they make for some great stories!

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  9. Ooh - deliciously creepy! Well done! I also love to look at a perfectly innocuous picture or photo and concoct murder and mayhem.

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    1. Can just bring about a whole bunch with an innocent pic

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  10. Very creepy, but then snakes would inspire the creep factor in me. That is if I hung around to actually look at them. I have a rule about critters: no legs, no like.

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    1. haha not even the poor slugs? What did they ever do to you?

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  11. A single photo can be quite inspiring! I'm not sure if I'm allergic to snakes and I certainly hope I wouldn't have to "check and find out"!

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    1. Yeah, that's one allergy none want to find out about

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  12. Not a snake lover here! Avoid anything to do with them if at all possible!

    betty

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  13. From the time I've been reading your blog, I think you could write from anything. I don't like snakes but I do have one in my new story.

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    1. Snake squirmed its way in? Yeah, anything can be given a go here indeed.

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  14. I keep reading your spooky/creepy side and I like it.

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  15. A photo is a wonderful place to start a magical journey!

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  16. Does burying ugly dolls I hated count? Is that a Garter snake(Gartner?? Gardener?? I could look it up but..meh). He looks cute.

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    1. That may count haha. Yeah, I think it is a garter snake, however it is spelled.

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  17. Snakes give me the creeps, especially when one gets in the house and I can't find where it went.

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  18. I'm sure I'm "allergic" to all snake venom

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  19. *shudders* Snakes! Why does it always have be SNAKES!

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  20. You can’t just end with “that”. “That” what?!

    The snake was hissing and you were still like let me take a picture! Lol I wouldn’t have any picture, but I certainly would have a story to tell. I was sleep walking up a grassy hill (because we all know that wouldn’t happen consciously), when I got attacked by a vicious, evil snake that likes to feed on sleep walkers..

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    1. haha that is how it ends, suck it up, buttercup.

      Sure, go with sleep walking. It would see your boots and run away anyway hahahaha

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    2. My pink boots would attract all the snakes. Which would normally be a problem during a sleep walking excursion, but since they are nearly impossible to put on when someone is very much awake, a sleep walker definitely couldn't manage to get them on.

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    3. haha they'd come to the color, you think? Well at least you can't go anywhere in them while asleep.

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  21. LOL. Not afraid of or allergic to snakes. We see them pretty often around here. You really can take a picture anywhere.

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    1. Yep, can take a picture any which way indeed.

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  22. lol, I love your easy approach to writing stories.

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    1. Just let em flow and see what decides to show

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  23. Snakes are no problem for me....unless they are venomous. I live in a jungle and there are many species here. My cat also likes to bring them to me...alive!!!! Then I have a problem.

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    1. haha maybe the kitty is telling you they want a friend

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  24. you can write something brilliant even if you were blindfolded and dangling from a cliff. With a snake in both hands....

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    1. Damn, now there is a skill I never knew I had.

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  25. Yikes snakes. You brave soul. Well done. Happy IWSG!

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    1. Snakes are fun by us. Bears on the other hand...

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  26. There must be a term to describe your malady. Hyper-productivity, perhaps? Uber-imaginative? I reckon we'll just have to settle for "talented." Finding inspiration in everything you see is a real gift.

    I'm not a huge fan of snakes, but I don't mind them too much. Matter of fact, I can admire them... from a distance.

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    1. Crazy may be a good word too haha

      I wouldn't want big ones crawling on me or anything, but meh, they aren't so scary.

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  27. You have a talent to take something like a snake and find a way to a photo to make.

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  28. I would be running away from the snake instead of taking a photo. Good tale Pat. Keep warm as spring is still far away.

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    1. Spring sure is a ways away. Bah, I only run from bears.

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  29. You've got bigger balls than I do. I wouldn't have even stuck around to snap its photo. I'd be high tailing it as far away and as fast away as I could if our paths crossed.

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    1. I suppose that is good I have bigger balls, you aren't supposed to have those lol bah, little guy only hissed a bit. Nothing scary. Bears and coyotes are the only ones I'd high tail it from. And a few dogs that are nasty.

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    2. Coyotes will probably be the death of me. "Hey, look a dog! I'll go pet it and we'll be best friends." I never said I was the brightest when it comes to furry animals.

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    3. lmao well it could be a husky, you never know. I have one that is part wolf, it stalks me and kinda freaks me out a bit at first. Now it just comes right to me.

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  30. Pretty sure you're braver than I. I'd have moved right along (quickly).

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  31. Yeah, buried a cat .... Not afraid of snakes, until one fell on my shoulder from a bough in Africa will sipping my dry martini on a friend’s terrace ... no harm done still not afraid of them ... until I get choked to death by a boa. And then I won’t be there to tell the tale anyway. I photograph spiders and dragonflies and all sorts of creepy-crawlies but don’t write any stories about them. I’m more a landscape, sunset, sunrise, ocean kinda girl and write plenty of poems about those.
    Thanks for your fun post. Will we be seeing you on WEP this year ?
    Have an inspiring February.

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    1. That would startle one indeed if it fell on you. Wouldn't want to be choked to death either haha not a good way to go. We'll see if I get there. Have to have the time to do so.

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  32. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Got the kiddos?

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    1. Enjoying away as I edit. Nope, they are germy, so away I be lol

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  33. I, too, love writing for photos. I, too, could write a rhyme or a paragraph or a page or whatever from a photo. Sometimes I think of a photo, then see an idea in my head, then shoot the photo to go with what I had in my head before I shot the photo. But most often, I like to let the photo do the talking. Wonderful prompt!

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    1. You sure can get the best photos too. So that has to help a bunch as well.

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  34. What? How did I miss you on IWSG Day? Sorry! I've photographed a few snakes in the grass. I've never written a story about them though ~ Got a kick out of yours!

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