The image this week is a painting by Adriano Cecioni entitled: Interior with a figure.
It’s a painting I find slightly unsettling as it corresponds to a recurring nightmare that troubled me not too long ago. Is it grief or terror that has her crouching there? Is she hiding or simply too weary to stand? Is someone leaving, or are they about to appear? Is someone in the room that the spectator can’t see?
Write a short story using the picture, on the theme of
Who goes there?
I know I’ve used this image to illustrate a short story before, but I can’t find it, so like you, I’m going to have to write a new one. Please post the link to your post in the comments before next Thursday. Happy writing!