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Writing Challenge 55

“Folly? What is that—a masquerade?”

“No, it’s architectural. One of those little sort of temple things, white, with columns.”

     —a snippet of conversation between Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver from Agatha Christie’s Dead Man’s Folly

Such a structure, as mentioned above, graces this month’s writing challenge. Such architectural spaces, designs, and structures serve as a source of inspiration for a writer’s imagination. Even ones that might be tucked away on a grand estate.

Consider where one might come upon such a place. What daydreams, trysts, or darker impulses might have occurred in such a secluded spot? Take up your pencils, your pens, or your keyboard and follow your instincts and write. What will this month’s image inspire?

The FollyHappy 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 an ornate door. Not far from the Eiffel Tower and the Camp-de-Mars, on the Rue Rapp at no. 29, passersby may view the Art Nouveau facade of this residential building designed by architect Jules Lavirotte. It’s a prize-winning marvel that dates back to 1901. The photo, however, is more recent, having been snapped in October 2011.

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