Picture Prompt

Silhouetted against a window, a girl appears to be engrossed in a book. At a time when motion pictures and television seem to capture the attention of so many people, is this girl the exception rather than the rule? What is it about the book that holds her attention? In what way can reading be more satisfying than watching a film or television? Where might we be? Who is observing this scene? What might we see if we moved back from this scene?

Freewrite a scene, poem, story, commentary, or anything that comes to mind based on inspiration from this image. Whether you set a scene in this place or you use this as a spring board for something else, use good, strong sensory details to evoke the imagery necessary to push the plot/story/idea forward.


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