Aside from the fact that it’s a really nice photo and the filters used make it even better, there’s a story behind it. At least I think there is one. And if there isn’t, well, I’m pretty sure we can invent one, yes? Isn’t that what we’re supposed we do? Create reality when there’s none?

Now, what do you think the story here is? Two elderly men talking about what? Their lives? Their past failures? disappointments perhaps? Let’s take it up a notch and go into the realms of fantasy, shall we? What if whatever story you had in mind, was told through the umbrella’s point of view? If you don’t like that, how about making the umbrella into a magical item, perhaps one that could control the weather, or something that could grant wishes? If you’re into more humourous stories, how about the umbrella being cursed and its bearer is always under a personal cloud pouring rain all the time, or perhaps the umbrella had abandonment issues and wanted to feel it is needed by its bearer. What would the dialogue be between the umbrella and the two men?

Lots of potential here. What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Inspiration prompt 20

  1. I love this sort of setting–two people on a park bench in a wooded glen. I have one of an old man reading a book, sitting next to a 6-year old reading an iPad. I wish I could post it for you. You get the same sense of silent companionship, sharing a quiet time, that I get from this one.

    1. Some photos have that effect on people. They evoke things within us. That’s what I try to find in an image in order to post it for an inspirational prompt. Of course, it’s subjective – what works for me, what resonates and creates stories in my head, may very well be exactly opposite for others. But I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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