This must be the prompt that has produced the most diverse reactions of any prompt so far. The child is such a sensitive subject; we have all been touched by slightly different chords, but all very profound. Special congratulations to those of you who changed their story arc to suit the prompt.
Louise’s story could be a myth. Be prepared for a surprise.
Ken’s story evokes contradictory sentiments for me. It should be fuzzy and warm, but I can’t help feeling worried by the end.
Kat managed by using a very clever ploy to fit the image prompt into her story.
Sarah’s on-going story veers off in an unexpected and unsettling direction with this one.
Michael (Morpethroad) This story seems to need a continuation. I hope tomorrow’s prompt will provide it!
Bill’s story is a study of a mind torn by unhappiness and loss. Very moving.
Bigalo—I feel as though I know him. Poor kid…I hope Phylor keeps him out of harm’s way in the next installment.
Merril’s story is directly inspired by the life of the artist. So moving and delicately written.
Kerfe’s illustration seems to have provoked different reactions, just like the painting.
Sri’s story is the background to last week’s story. Another child learning to grow up very young.
Michael (Poetry Channel) A modern form of isolation. I’m hoping Michael will continue this story next week.
Thanks to all of you for such an interesting collection of stories. Watch out for the next prompt which might hit your inboxes in a few hours. Tomorrow is going to be hectic for me.