shock factor

visual prompt: truck, cliff

truck by the side of the road

truck by the side of the road

I haven’t posted any visual prompts lately, but it occurs to me that you should see this one, because it is closely linked to the post that just went up at Writer Unboxed. The real impetus for that whole scenario came from the Snopes website, which is a great source of story material. In this particular case, take a look at this photo.

A pickup truck ran off the road. No big deal, right?

Now click here and follow the photos down, and then come back. I’ll wait.

I still gasp every time I look at that last photo. In any case, it surely jump-started my imagination. And made a place for itself in my dreams.