I have really liked some of the text which has come as a result of our writing prompts! This is a little different, this scene is (of course) from the 2nd episode of Star Trek the Original Series ever to be recorded, the so-called 2nd pilot. I chose a scene that is intentionally ambiguous where many of the characters present are not present in the show as it was known or not formed into the mold which they later became.
For this writing prompt, I’d like people to answer the question: “What is going on here?”
What do I mean? I mean, I’d like people to consider what could be going on in the scene, who these people are, what are they thinking, saying, what are they about to do? Is it a normal day? How about the start of an adventure that will change them? Perhaps it is the end after they’ve saved the day! Maybe they haven’t made it out yet.
We’ve got some new players and I encourage them to submit something. No approvals required here, for those that aren’t familiar with this — you may use any character from anywhere just be creative and have fun. There are no wrong answers.
So in coming up with the new monsters for the Embers of Soteria Setting and what they looked like I ran across a lot of images of ghosts and the like, most of which are clearly really bad photoshop stuff. The image here is no exception, but I like the image none the less.
I’m inviting everyone to look at this image and create a paragraph or more about it, what’s going on there? Who are the ghosts? Is someone watching them go down the paved road? Is another ghost watching them? Are they really ghosts or is this a Scooby Doo scenario? Just… Go fun places with it.
So this photo is a bit different, it is historical rather than abstract or fictitious. I would like to encourage people to consider taking this photo both in and out of context. The original article from the New York Times is from February 18th, 2017 and is about an attempt by Martin Luther King Jr. to confront the power structure with the poverty of the country.
Now, there is a lot of context that goes with the image, beyond that there is a lot of power in the image itself. The painted words juxtaposed with the nature of what else is in the photo and plywood walls set up by tents. There is also context of the general time in history this comes from, the late 60’s while King was still alive. There are a lot of places to go here, I encourage people to think a moment and pick a direction and just write about it, see where it takes you.