Last week the prompt for a short story was a setting. This week it’s an object. Asking who, what, when, where, why, and how can help kick off your inspiration. Here’s how I answered those questions.
What?–An empty shoe with spots of wet blood.
Where?–An abandoned railway line.
When?–A hot July afternoon.
Who?—Two brothers, middle school age.
Why?–The brother are killing time in the woods near their home and find the shoe.
How?–They begin to look for the owner of the shoe and find more blood deeper in the woods.
How does the photo inspire you to answer the questions?