Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photo Mysteries: A Writers' Game #10

It's Tuesday!
And that means it's time for our weekly writers' game, wherein I post a photo to fit the theme chosen by Carmi, a photographer and journalist who blogs at Written Inc.  I also give you a title and a single line of a story to match the photo.  Then it's your turn.  You post comments giving your own suggestions for titles and single lines from the stories you create based on the pic.
Last week was a tough one, and not too many people played along.  But here's one from two weeks ago that lots of people liked.  It'll give you an idea of how we do this if you're new to it.
And you don't have to be a writer to play.  Max tries this nearly every week, and he's a math teacher.  (Most of his ideas are really great, too.)

Okay, Carmi's theme this week is "groceries."    I stretched it a little to mean "something you can buy in a grocery store."  Or at least "something you could buy in a grocery store 30 years ago."
Here's the photo:

My story title:  Popping Through Time
My single line of a story:  Jimmy grasped the candy tightly in his hand; the Pop Rocks tasted normal, but the package didn't look quite right to him.

Your turn!  See if you can come up with a title and a story line to match the photo.


  1. The Alternative
    How about "Better for you, and better tasting, than that green stuff, and no human ingredients at all, 100% alien."?

  2. Why Not?

    You can convine your parents it's way cooler then Kool-Aid, at only 15 cents a package and you don't need to add sugar!

  3. New follower here! Nice to mee you. Space dust! amazing

    Title: The future of Sunscreen
    Story: The packet was empty; without the blackcurrent flavoured spacedust, Janet was sure to burn in the sun's solar flares.

  4. Lovely work, people!
    Nice to have you aboard, Freya.

    Karen, the stuff was 15¢ a package in 1974..... (Yeah, the packets are really that old, and unopened as well.).

  5. Title; Everyone picks on me!
    It's no good you going purple in the face, that's just sour grapes.

  6. Ooh, I like Freya's entry. I got nothing. But I want to read therest of Freya's story now.

  7. Ah, I love this idea (and I'll apologize in advance in case I muck it up.) Here goes...

    Title: The End is Near
    After the Mayan calendar finally runs out later this year, this is what we'll all be reduced to.

  8. I remember space dust. Teachers were worried it would fry our brains.

    Title: Ziggy
    First line: The first grains bubbled on his tongue and the world began to fade away as his journey to another world began.