Stella and I have gone for a birth-life-death theme for this week’s competition. Recently, Stella posted the following on Facebook:
‘The Circle of Life. Said a final farewell to my Mum on Friday … and now today the first Father’s Day without my Dad … Miss laughing with my sister Celia but now I have Len’s laughter and love being his Nana.’
So … I decided Stella’s treat after arranging two funerals should be a visit to Highgate Cemetery in London. No, really! She loved it.
The characters and settings are all birth-life-death related. The photos for possible inspiration are one of the many taken in the cemetery (Photo by Sal Page) and the first picture of me (Photo by Peter Page) … sort of. I’m in that cot and that’s my brother Andy having a look. See how I’m being propped up by books?
As usual, our contest will begin with three things: character, setting, and genre.
We spun, and our three elements are character: teenager, setting: wedding, and genre: romance.
Feel free to write a story using those, or spin a new set of your own. Be sure to include which three elements you’re using.
- Funeral Director
- New Born Baby
- Grave Digger
- Hundred Year Old
- Fortieth Birthday Party
- Maternity Ward
- Birthing Pool
- steam punk
Judging this week is Bill Engleson
All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length. You have until midnight, New York time to submit.
If you like, you may use the following photos to inspire you (not required).