Creative Prompt: A festive find

Over the last few weeks I’ve been keeping an eye out while walking in my local area for things that might make a good festive creative prompt. Unfortunately I haven’t had much luck. There are some nice displays of Christmas lights, but as a rule I tend not to take photographs of people’s houses as it feels intrusive to me.

It was actually back in the summer I spotted this tiny tree, sitting on the pavement infront of a slightly rusted gate, and I stopped to catch a photo. It did not look like it was a gift, as it was outside of the gate, rather than inside it, so I assumed it had been discarded. It seemed like such a strange, forlorn little thing and it made me wonder how it came to be there. Who would have bought such a thing? Who would have left it?

I’m not a huge fan of creative exercises, so it’s not my habit to tell people what to do with these prompts. There are lots of options – a scene, some flash fiction, a short story, an idea for a short film or a physical piece of art. If you do have a go with this one and would like to drop the result in the comments please do so. I would be very interested to see what people make of these so please do link to blog posts or comment below.

If you’ve been following these prompts through the year, thank you for reading and I hope you have a cheerful festive season.

Thank you for reading. I also write, make art and films. If you like these prompts and want to get a copy of a free short book of them I wrote, and to hear more about my writing projects please join my mailing list here. You can see my films at my YouTube channel here. You can see things with my designs on at my shop here. Could even treat yourself if you wanted to. Just saying. If buying art is not your thing, but you would like to support what you see I also have a Patreon Page here.


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  1. Pingback: A year and more in creative prompts: all the links | The Magpie at Midnight

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