Such a diversity of responses this week, given that the core was so well-defined—a painting with a very clear image, and a limiting theme for the story line. But although the central figure is the same, so many different stories have formed around him. I loved reading these, many of them worthy of the great folk legend tradition.
Sarah’s is a cautionary tale with a surprise ending.
Lady Lee’s is a romantic story in a poem.
Shaun’s story is another cautionary tale, but with a different injunction to Sarah’s. Sarah warns against following dubious dreams, Shaun urges us to go for it. Both work as stories.
And Ken’s story is about what happens to you if you dither on the fence.
In Michael’s story, I’m wondering if the fact that the boy has to leave his stick outside the city before he can enter is significant. Perhaps a call to lay down our arms if we want to live in peace?
Kat brings the boy into her ongoing saga with consummate ease. This story will be a novel before it’s over 🙂
Kerfe has created a dance in pictures in response to the prompt—beautiful!
Leara’s story makes me think of Superman. It’s certainly the start of something epic.
Merril’s story is a perfect fairy tale, tinged with a hint of sadness.
The end of Phylor’s story took me by surprise. A familiar character returns and I was not expecting it at all.
Great stories (and poem) all. I hope you’ll look in tomorrow for another image prompt, and that it inspires some more tremendous writing.