To follow this month’s theme of plot, I’ll be choosing photos to inspire them. What plot does this photo prompt?
The woman or girl playing the violin looks contemporary. But why is she playing beside a gap in the rocky cliff on a misty day? The moisture can’t be good for her violin. Since I haven’t done a speculative fiction prompt in awhile, I’ll take the photo prompt in the that direction.
A savage, mysterious beast lurks among the clefts of the cliff. It’s been coming into the nearest town and attacking people. Scientist can’t even catch a glimpse of it on trail cameras. The woman’s grandmother remembers a similar incident when she was a girl and that the beast disappeared when a young man ventured to the cliffs and played his guitar. The young man disappeared too. The woman and her grandmother conduct more research, and then the young woman heads to the cliffs.
Or the woman is playing in the secluded area because in her world, music had been outlawed. Music is the most powerful form of magic and the rulers keep the art to themselves. When the woman plays by the cliff, she unleashes a special kind of magic. Once she understands its potential, she has to learn how to blend her music with it in order to overturn the government.
Or the woman could be evil. She knows if she plays this cursed violin at this spot on a particular day, the violin will be enchanted with the power to control people when she plays it.
Now it’s your turn. What plot does this photo prompt?