Another writing challenge comes in the form of a mysterious crate…
Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity. Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing. View the image below and write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even a novel. Consider what the image means to you, what it reminds you of, or explore what it could be. Ponder what you see and then put pen to paper or finger to keyboard.
Last month, what did you witness? High above the ground swung an empty noose. Where was this scene from? The Chateau de Chillon stretches out over the waters of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The island castle served as the home to the Counts of Savoy for several centuries. In the cellars of the chateau I came across this curious sight as I made my way to a famous spot. For many years the chateau held a man prisoner. Lord Byron penned François de Bonivard’s emprisonment famous in his 1816 poem, The Prisoner of Chillon. The photo was taken in August 2014. View the image here.
As for this writing challenge, peer into the crate … what do you see? What story might this image suggest or inspire you to write?