This is another new challenge for me and it certainly looks to be an interesting one. I think it’s a really brilliant idea of Priceless Joy’s to have a challenge for ‘aspiring’ writers. The challenge involves writing a piece of fiction from the photo prompt provided in around 100- 150 words. It encourages participants to comment (constructively, of course) on other entries, thereby supporting each other’s writing. If you’d like to join in with this challenge, follow the link in the title of PJ’s, blog: Beautiful Words. The challenge runs from Wednesday to Wednesday every week.
Here is this week’s photo . . .
and this is my story . . .
From the opposite side of the road, Nora Wainwright massaged her aching back and surveyed the Bookstore: her destination, as always, at 10.30 a.m. on weekdays. Her friends weren’t due for another hour and she had time to kill.
She considered the store’s new frontage; the façade it presented to the world. At 72, Nora could do with one of those: a good makeover. Nothing too drastic, mind, no surgeon’s knife and complete image change. She’d still look like Nora Wainwright – just as the Bookstore had kept its original, sash-style windows and ornate relief. A new hairdo, some modern clothes and makeup would be nice. She glanced at her well-rounded midriff. She could lose a few pounds, too… Her gaze drifted up to the Bookstore’s second floor, the mouth-watering confectionery in the coffee lounge.
Nora headed across the street, intent on considering makeovers whilst enjoying her first cream bun.
Word Count: 150