Monday, September 10, 2012

PhotoPrompt: Tracks

from my hometown

What is it about train tracks that are so intriguing?  What captures your attention when you look at this photo?  What do you feel when you take in the whole photo?  Is the train coming or has it just left?

Sometime this week please put your thoughts together and write a poem, a piece of flash fiction, prose or whatever using this photo as inspiration.  Copy and paste, and link it back to this site.  Along the right sidebar are other participants of the Monday PhotoPrompt.  Be sure to check out their photos! 


16 comments:

  1. Let's one have a sense of freedom I suppose, hopping the tracks and going where ever the trains takes them.

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  2. i am going to try and do this---lovely pic and makes me want to write a poem--i will just have to get my daughter to show me how to link it etc.---still too lazy to learn

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    1. Oh, good! I look forward to seeing your take on this!

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  3. Your story, Billy and Mary Run Away, was completely vivid. You do the lingo perfectly! Wow. And too cute.

    That's reminding me of Stand By Me!

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    1. I think I have spent my entire life listening to children and their language is ingrained. Bill and Mary were my younger siblings and they ran away a lot. Never far, but they were always going somewhere.

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  4. Those tracks appear to just end in the middle of nowhere...interesting. The wheels are turning.

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    1. Prairie land gives one that feeling, that lines go on and on, and then drop off.

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  5. The train is assuredly coming. Coming to take me away.

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  6. Hi Susan,
    There are two train tracks. One train is arriving and one is leaving. The decision is which way do you want to go...

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  7. If a train could tell a story, what would it say? Would it tell us of all the places it's gone or how many tons it's hauled? Would it tell us of the blizzard it plowed through or the time it jumped the track? Or would it tell us of the people that drove it or rode on it? It'd be neat to ask.

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    1. Whenever I see an old object (like a train), I wonder what stories it could tell. It would be amazing if we could hear them.

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  8. My mind has been in limbo lately and my mojo has disappeared. I love anything that has to do with trains so maybe if I take a bottle of vitamins, a brain cell wii regenerate and I will come up with something to write about.

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    1. Trains have a mystery that attracts me as well. They are always going somewhere, or have returned. I look forward to reading a train observation from you!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!