The Italian Quarter – a 50-word story

Sarah Salway started me off on this fun writing practice. Take a photo then write a story in exactly 50 words, no more, no less.  I took this photo of a very sad looking pot of basil that had been abandoned outdoors. Here is

The Italian Quarter – a 50-word story

The Italian Quarter

“Emmy added basil to the bubbling tomato sauce in generous handfuls. She stirred the pot with the long-handled spoon, noticing the brief trails left in its wake. The basil leaves wilted, became dark, coated with clotted tomato sauce. Like random pieces of Bill’s injured brain lying scattered on the roadside.”

Do feel free to take up the challenge and write your own 50-word story in response the image above and I would love to see it in the comments section.

And a reminder that there are just a few days left to get a copy of the poetry pamphlet ‘Beginnings’ and to use it to support your own local favourite charity. You will get details here. It would make a lovely stocking filler or indeed a gift to yourself.


2 responses

  1. Amazing where the image of this pot of basil took you.. the magic of imagination

    1. Thank you for your comment Marie – this kind of writing practice is such a fun challenge.

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