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February 5 question - Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?
At first thought, my response would be no.
Then I remembered the upcoming WEP prompt and had to go with yes for that piece.
That triggered other thoughts.
I enjoy photography and take a lot of photos of people and our scenery here in gorgeous Northern Ontario. The vast majority of pictures I take are because something triggered an emotional response in me.
I'm a writer who isn't triggered by people or problems first. Instead, it's always the emotion that traps me into a story. That emotion spawns a character feeling that emotion and then the trouble that created it.
Many paintings and photos create those emotions in me, so they probably have triggered more stories and ideas than I realized!
How about you? Anyone else like photography? Anyone else get those gut reactions to images?