and the image is another Van Gogh, Avenue of poplars. Apart from the autumnal setting, which in itself can be melancholy, I find this painting terribly sad. The figure is leaving the house rather than going towards it, the tree shadows forming a barrier, and the figure is not strolling, but walking purposefully. Are there regrets or is he/she glad to be gone? And the house itself seems to be grimacing.
Those are my thoughts, but I am sure there will be as many different interpretations as there are participating authors. Whether you are inspired to add to your serial or want to write a stand alone story, please leave the link to your blog in the comments by next Thursday. I’ll try to comment on your stories if WordPress will let me.