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Writers, Where Can This Take You?



Today my girls and I went walking in at Nature Preserve near my house.  This place is beautiful and we all had a great time taking pictures of what we saw.

Now, I can’t help thinking what sort of story could go on here.  I’m always partial to mysteries and there are indeed countless options for one to crop up in that place, but what other sorts of stories could take place there? 

Okay, how about this one.  An abandoned kid takes shelter under this bridge at night and stays away during the day so no one gets wise about it.  He’s noticed by an early-morning walker, a mom and her baby, on several occasions and ultimately they help him (find his missing mom, find a family who wants to take him in, helps his parents so that they can be restored as a family, whatever).

Oooooo oooh!  I got another one.  The kid is found by a fairy.  At first they hate that he’s using their place for shelter, but end up needing his help in some sort of dreadful fairly catastrophe. 

Okay, now that you know how this game works, look at the picture and then comment what the setting inspires in you!


Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “Writers, Where Can This Take You?

  1. >Oh, I hadn't thought of that one at all! What a cool idea!Thanks for sharing!


  2. >Well, it sort of reminds me of the old fairytale-"Three Billy Goats Gruff". What an apt setting!