The Fictionalize Series

You're probably familiar with the saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words." In our "Fictionalize" series, we are giving you unusual pictures to act as your starting point for writing short stories. The pictures all have an artistic base ... either they're art works that we've seen in galleries or museums, or they're found street art, graffiti, or sculpture. Click on any image that appeals to you, and then you are presented with an area in which to do your creative writing. When you're done, you can print it out.


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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #1

Start a short story with this character - what is he doing?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #2

Why are these sheep grazing at a gas station?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #3

Who are these boys and what are they doing?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #4

Imagine a conversation between these two characters.

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #5

Start a short story with this scene and two characters.

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #6

Can you use these characters for some creative writing?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #7

What is happening in this unusual scene?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #8

Where are these people and what are they doing?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #9

A boy and a Muscovy duck in a tub ... what's happening?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #10

What will these people find in the space before them?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #11

A flying boy and a field of dinosaurs ... what's going on?

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Creative writing exercises using pictures of art as a starting point

Fictionalize #12

A damaged building and people in protective suits ... what's the story?

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