Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Photo Tuesday

In the world of literature, there's nothing new under the sun...
...but under the ground...

(Oh wait, that's the tagline for the movie "Tremors!")

We see a lot of repetition in books today. A great many books following vampires. A plethora of books about the life of a pet. The latest greatest thriller which sounds a lot like the author's last book...

To a degree, it's true. There is very little we can create that has not already been dreamed up, fleshed out, and put on paper.

However, since this is Photo Tuesday, let me use these odd pictures to illustrate a point! If you were to create a story based off any of these abstract and surreal photos, what would you write? A mystery? A horror novel? A book with a really big monster?

Here's my point - if twenty of you responded, guess what? None of your stories would be the same! Each one would be different, representing the creator's take on the photograph.

We all come at life from different backgrounds, with different personalities and life situations. We view our world in a unique and special manner, unlike any human being on earth. No one else in the world will look at life in the same way - not now, not ever again.

So no matter what your storyline, remember - it is YOUR unique take on the world. Pour everything into making it your own!

For bonus points - would anyone care to offer a story idea based on one of these unusual photos? In one to two lines?



  1. Well that last one looks like something I could use in an Adam Atom episode. :)

    Excellent post and muse, Diane - AND photos.

    The Old Silly

  2. I could see a story from the last pic, or even the one before. But the words elude me. I tend to mull things over and write it many times in my head before I put it to paper.

    Great pictures.

    Straight From Hel

  3. Well Marvin, I hope we get to read another of Adam's stories soon!

  4. AnonymousJune 23, 2009

    Alright, you're a "Tremors" fan! Yay, Reba McEntire with an elephant gun!

  5. That second photo makes me think of two silhouettes seen through a rain-covered glass door. They're back, Diane, the two you hoped you'd never see again...

    Bob Sanchez