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Writing Challenge 54

Architects have imagined some incredible spaces that they’ve designed in reality. These architectural structures can in turn inspire our imaginations.

Imagine touring a city. Walking along boulevards and streets and passing by shoppes and residences. Everything you see has a similar look and feel… until you come upon one that seems out of place. How could this be? Where did this design come from? Is it real?

Take up your pencils, your pens, or your keyboard and follow your instincts and write. What will this month’s image inspire?

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Happy Writing!

Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Because of their visual nature, images vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the photo below, ponder what you see, and then put pen to paper or finger to keyboard.  Write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even a novel.

The last writing challenge featured a 15th century Scottish castle. On a trip to Scotland in 2002, I happened upon a reference to Cawdor Castle. Who could forget the line in Shakespeare’s Macbeth when the witches hail him as “Thane of Cawdor.” I had to check this place out! Clearly the castle was built several centuries after the 11th century historical figure of Macbeth, but it was an amazing site to visit for a glimpse into the past and how it’s been “modernized.” One can tour the grounds—with some beautiful gardens—and parts of the castle, but it is still an active residence of the Campbell family.

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