Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

What Did You See?

Here is the picture for my short story.
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I wanted to have you read the story, form your own picture in your mind instead of providing my source picture right away.

I think the one great thing about the A Picture Paints a 1000 Words blogfest is that the story didn't have to be a perfect reflection of the picture.  That was cool.

So please, do tell me, what did you see when you read this?

19 comments:

Nadja Notariani said...

What a great short story, Angela! And I love the image that you've paired to it. Well done.

mshatch said...

My first impression of the picture was of a spaceship crashing in a primitive place. But I really liked what you did with your story.

rddenton said...

Angela,

Just fantastic. I read the story you wrote before I really paid attention to the picture, and I think you captured both the near-tribal beauty of the photo and mixed it well with a science-fiction bent! I'm glad I got to read something of yours, Angela -- you have a fantastic voice, and I especially loved the letter at the end too. I love epistolary sections of novels. They tell us so much!

Tara Tyler said...

i forgot about that pic!
perfect!

Angela Cothran said...

I instantly thought there was a dragon on the space ship. Am I right?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You captured it really well!

Misha Gericke said...

Such an inspiring picture. I think you got the pic described pretty well. :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Nadja. This was a fun blogfest to participate in.

Angela Brown said...

When I was trying to narrow down my picture choice - which was hard because they're all so fantastic - I stopped on this one. But instead of the story forming in my mind for this specific scene, the break through the atmosphere formed. I was glad we had some liberty with the stories.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you so much for the compliment. I happen to enjoy those epistolary moments in stories as well. They tend to really be eeye openers into the minds of characters.

Angela Brown said...

That's actually a part of the reason I didn't put it out on the same day as the post. The pic helps establish the scene and provides the reader with things to expect. I'm really trying to get better with my descriptions, sensory invocations and working on pulling the reader in so they feel like they are there. I've got a lot of room to grow but wanted to see if I could get at least one or two readers to envision the bulky ship, see the trees and feel the intensity of the moment.

Angela Brown said...

Okay. Um, I think you just gave me an idea for building this baby. You so rock, Angela...and not just because I love your name :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Alex. Still growing in craft so I'm hoping to get better at this kind of thing.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Misha. Glad you checked it out :-)

Barbara Ann Wright said...

I think you nailed it! Way to go. ^_^

Maria Zannini said...

I think you captured it well!

I hate to be the picky one in this bunch but I have to wonder about the pointy protrusions on top of that ship. Drag wouldn't be an issue in space, but once it enters atmosphere, I was irritated to see that the tips were still pristine and intact. That's the fault of the artist though and not the author.

Yes. I'm in that fussy stage.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Barbara. :-)

Angela Brown said...

Never you mind being picky, Maria. Your attention to details help to add to realism. I would love to see this photo after you adjusted it for true atmospheric damage to the ship.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Cool picture! I can see how it goes with your story!

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