Sunday Photo Fiction started in March 2013. That’s nearly four years ago, and some of you have been here from the very start, and I appreciate that. Your support has been tremendous, and when I took a break for a little while. Joe Owens stepped forward to take over whilst I was on a sabbatical, which I was and still extremely appreciative of. Without his stepping forward then, the challenge may well have closed down at that point.
Each week, I have used a photo of my own (apart from when Joe took over, and then he used his own photos for that time) and the stories that have come out of them have been fantastic across the board. Stories ranging from love stories, to murders and even some very emotional ones that have left people with tears in their eyes. To see my photos turned into such masterpieces has been a delight.
It is a delight that may have to stop for me though. But not for you. As a lot of you know, I have a disability, and over the last few months it has caused me to be house bound, and virtually unable to lift things including my camera. I mentioned it to a couple of the writers and they have given a suggestion which I am putting to you.
I am willing to open up for donations of photos so that the challenge can carry on going. If you want to donate one or more photos, then I will put my email address at the end of this segment. I will give full acknowledgement to whoever gives the photo with link backs to the page of whoever photo is used. I have some of my own to use to the end of January, beginning of February, so there is plenty of time.
I appreciate this in advance and thank you all for participating over the last four years, and hopefully many more
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The idea of Sunday Photo Fiction is to create a story / poem or something using around about 200 words with the photo as a guide. Please try to keep it as close to the 200 words as possible. It doesn’t have to be centre stage in the story, I have seen some where the placement is so subtle, the writer states where it is.
Careful editing is the key to keeping the story within the constrains of the limit. 200 words may seem like a lot, but it disappears quickly. The challenge makes you look at replacing two words with one, and a little jiggery pokery. A few words over is sometimes necessary when there is no way of shrinking it without losing an integral part of the story. Using a program like Microsoft Word or Open Office have a word counter so you can see how many you have used.
Once you have written and posted your story, please add the link to the inlinkz froggy icon below and add it to the collection so we can all have a read.
Any links that are not related to Sunday Photo Fiction
will be deleted so please don’t add them.
The main object is to have fun.
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