Week in Review

I have thousands of digital photos in my archives, most of which were taken outdoors. (Quite a few of my iPhone photos are of my cats, but that’s a different story.) Since I’ve tried to keep in the theme of mysterious and spooky this month, I wanted photos to match. However, I learned something. Most of my pics were taken on days when there was bright sunshine. Kind of hard to see anything scary in that.

A couple of weeks ago, hubs and I had gone out to dinner. On the way home, we saw a gorgeous sunset. I was driving, and I couldn’t resist pulling onto a side road to take a photo. This is the result:

Okay, the colors on the horizon are beautiful. Nothing spooky. But then I noticed the sign, “No outlet.” A dead-end road. On the left, you can see the lights of a house. My creative brain started thinking, “What if a character found himself/herself stranded in such a place…”

Who knows? Maybe I’ll come up with a story someday.

Next week I’ll forgo my usual weekly topics. For those of you who follow Story Empire, the six contributing authors are doing a book tour called Something Wicked. I’ll be hosting Mae Clair, Staci Troilo, P. H. Solomon, C. S. Boyack, and Harmony Kent. In turn, I’ll be a guest on each of their sites. I hope you’ll join us! For more information about the tour, check out this page.

And now for the weekly writing links:


On This Site or Links about my Writing:

On Story Empire:

On Other Writing Sites:

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  1. Love the photo, Joan. Yes, as soon as I saw it, I wondered what trouble waited for the unwary at the end of the road. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Super post, and great links. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    I missed sharing Joan’s latest Weekly update post Friday, because I’m just so far behind. But, better late than never. (I made that up, you know. ๐Ÿ˜€ ) Check out these great links, and then pass ’em on, please. Thanks, and thanks to Joan as always for compiling such great writing links! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  3. I immediately focused on the No Outlet sign. Add that to the setting sun and I was already in semi-spooky mode. What does that say about me, I wonder?

    It’s a great picture. It makes me think of desolation, a lonely road. A stray traveller could certainly find trouble waiting somewhere down that lane, especially as the sun sink lowers. You could easily conjure a story from this one, Joan. I think it would make a great writing prompt!

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