Welcome to our second week of SSS 2! Below you will find a photo prompt and a line prompt. Use the picture to inspire you. The line prompt must be included somewhere in your story of 350 words or less. You can see a larger version of the picture by clicking on it.
Submit your story or stories (up to two) in the reply section to this post no later than Saturday at 6pm PST. Please include word count and Twitter handle/email/other identifiers at the beginning of the story. Winners will be announced next Tuesday. Please see our Contest Rules for more information.
***This week we have CONTENT RESTRICTIONS. Do not include MISOGYNY in your stories.***
Our Week Two judge, Tiffany Aldrich MacBain, has this to say:
“I read for a sense of completeness: are the details well chosen, and at the end of the story can I see why each is there, how it functions relative to the whole? I also like to be moved in some way: to look at or think about or feel about something in a way I hadn’t before.”
And her thoughts on grammar: “When grammar and sentence construction are at their best, the reader doesn’t notice them and gets lost in the story. Errors and over-styling can ruin that effect and make the reader aware that she’s reading a piece of writing (one that would benefit from another round of revision).”
Tiffany has little interest in reading about violence that does not serve the story.
And here are your prompts!
Use this five word phrase in any part of your story:
“I wanted more than silence“
Image credit: Img_2296 by Ozalee Meg flickr CC 2.0 Image has not been altered from its original form.