I am taking one archived photo (never before published) and decided to try something radically new for me. Creative writing! I don’t consider myself to be a writer, feeling more comfotable with the direct “hands on” expression of a camera. I like my black box.
But, it is fun to open yourself to other creative paths.
Saying “Merci beaucoup” to Seth for giving me a bit of his inspiration. By the way, check out Seth’s blog called SethSnap for some fabulous photography. Seth has lived in France during his University years and has enjoyed traveling to Paris several times.
Below is one photo from my archives… It was taken at Charles De Gaulle airport last June, when we flew via LAX to go to HNL for a family visit.
Below is also one paragraph that I wrote today for the occasion.
You guys continue the story.
Write a sentence, a paragraph; whatever you like. Just a few minutes of your time. You don’t need to write a novel!
Let it rip…
“Merde” Jacques mumbled to himself.
He frowned at the white Airbus bound for Shanghai. Glancing at the nose of the Airbus, Jacques let the thoughts float to the surface. “I was breaking my back for peanuts”, Jacques said aloud. He suddenly surprised a fleeting image in the window of his boss. Gilson was once again taunting him with that crooked smile. “Yah”, Jacques sighed.
In another reflection, Jacques could also make out Rose’s baleful face. It had been a trial to hear Rose cry about” the man that Jacques had become” while handing him the divorce papers.
“Rose was right; I didn’t like that man, either”…. It was definitely time to press the eject button.
Jacques had slept through the greater part of the flight. Upon arrival, a stout Chinese man in a cap and uniform was waiting for Jacques outside customs. The driver held between his white gloves a paper marked ” MR. JACQUES DUPOND” . The man beamed when he saw Jacques come forward.
“Welcome to Shanghai. I will be escorting you to the CEO’s office”.
“Let the games begin”, Jacques thought as he shook the driver’s gloved hand…
Your turn; what can YOU add to the story??
Have fun with it and have a great day.