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Writing prompt #2: Through the Eyes of a Child

March 23, 2017

By Shawn Thomas Anderson


I love this image of these boys running through the field. There’s something nostalgic about it—something dramatic and slightly foreboding, yet curious, adventurous, and fun.


Take these boys on a journey.


Are they running toward something? Or maybe they are running from something.


Feel free to alter the field to enhance the mood of the piece. Make it sunnier, or darker. Add color and original details to bring the scene or story to life.


Come. Run with me.


Photo by Jordan Whitt — found on Unsplash.com


Shawn Thomas Anderson is a copywriter and brand specialist by day, writer of young-adult and middle-grade fiction by night, early morning, and whenever he can find the time to get the words written down. He loves writing short stories and has published several in various anthologies. Shawn attended the University of Vermont undergrad, and has his master’s degree in Communications and Integrated Marketing from Emerson College in Boston.

He lives in a far-flung corner of the state known as Northeast Kingdom. It’s a magical place where moose, bear, and deer wander through your backyard, and everyone rocks flannel. It’s a great place to work, raise children, and write, write, write.

You can follow Shawn and his writing adventures at @ShawnTWrites on Twitter.