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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Short Story


I decided to write a short story on the blog. I am having fun with the process and thought I would share with you what I do.


This time I have started by doing what I call 'free' writing. I used the above picture taken by my friend Nadine Keaney on our return trip from Breckenridge after a murder mystery show.


Here are some of the thoughts and feelings that I took from the picture.

"There is no jail worse than the one that puts you behind bars and then shows you the freedom you have lost."

"Just a few more miles and then it will be time to have fun."

"Some people look and see beauty, I look and see years of my life gone, gone for nothing."

"Is this the area where I will finally find my 'gold'? I have prospected for years, dealing with me who think I cannot do as well as they. So what if it the area is covered with snow, I am stronger than they think."

Join me next time. I have a feeling one of the above may end up the story!

If you wish to comment please feel free, the more the merrier.

Doris McCraw writing as Angela Raines



4 comments:

Alice Trego said...

What a great way to begin your short story, Doris! I really like what you have so far just by looking at a picture.

Donna said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing about your writing process!

bobbi c. said...

Interesting, Doris. Good idea to start with a photo to generate ideas.

bobbi c.

Arletta Dawdy said...

Your friend's camera caught the majesty of the west; your words "evoke sensation in the reader" (per Doctorow.)No better way to start!