Food. Delicious, succulent, and mouth-watering. Cuisine is often written about with poetic language describing the flavors and composition of the dish’s presentation. The taste and experience of eating evokes strong memories and creative writing.
Increasingly what we eat is photographed. Any dish may serve to inspire both a writer’s palate and mind, and each may speak to the writer in a different manner or not at all. Choosing what food—be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or a snack—is subjective to the individual, but below is one such dish, a Maine lobster with all the trimmings.
What will you write?
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 above, 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.
Last month’s challenge featured a famous work of art, The Oath of the Horatii (1784). The Neoclassical style, oil on canvas painting depicts a scene from a Roman legend and was painted by French painter Jacques-Louis David.