Death to the Stock Photo Writing Prompt #3 – The Windshield

Sidenote: I love to write but sometimes get completely stuck on what to write. Prompts are a really cool way to kick through a writing block and keep me warmed up and in the practice of writing regularly. Sometimes the stuff that comes out is complete garbage. Sometimes there are some diamonds in the rough.

The fine folks at Death to the Stock Photo have partnered with creatives (like Paul Jarvis) on occasion in the past to issue writing prompts and whatnot. Recently, they created their own series. If you’d like to participate, they post the prompts on their page at Medium.

Care to read more of my responses?

Prompt #1

Prompt #2

Death to the Stock Photo - writing prompt #3

The prompt.

What does this image spark in your mind?

My response.

Laughing, lazy, lingering. On a damp Fall day, we’ve skipped school and driven to the park downtown.

It’s just cool enough to be snug in a sweater but my toes are chilly. I walked through wet leaves in an old pair of Chucks. Silly me. No socks.

The heat in your old car feels good. But then it’s too warm and a light mist cools my face when I roll down the window. My cheeks are flushed with excitement. My stomach fluttery with nerves.

We smoke our pilfered cigarettes and watch as the boys from the city school appear down the street, heading our way. Hair damp from their walk in the rain, each with a skateboard in hand.

You and I look at each other with a grin. We’ll always wish this moment could last forever.

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