Create the character for whom this is a self portrait.
Janet Burroway wrote this about story: “Only trouble is interesting.”
What we believe becomes the landscape in which we live. Write the story of a character who’s beliefs created this place to call home.
Weather is destiny.
Prove this true, with the story of a couple packing up their house to leave each other during a blizzard. What happens when they find themselves housebound, surrounded by 6 feet of snow?
Write that love story.
How and why we take our leave from a place can define who we become – and it can make us unreliable narrators of our own lives.
Write the character who has lived here, beginning with the moment they walk away. Capture the ways in which memory (back-story) is influenced by their reason for leaving, more than by what may actually have happened.
In great story, the beginning starts in the middle, and the ending is in the beginning.
Writing Prompt: Demonstrate this truth, with a story from this photograph.