Great Painting/Fun Writing Challenge

Odilon Redon’s Flower-Clouds
Odilon Redon’s Flower-Clouds

What a fun challenge from Jane Dougherty: “I’m posting a painting that I’ve used before to illustrate a poem, Odilon Redon’s Flower-Clouds, and I’m throwing it open to anyone who wants to have a go at writing a one or two sentence story to go with it.”

I thought of my character BUCK CRENSHAW when I saw this so here’s my story:

None of the comfortable cousins with secure fortunes Buck Crenshaw worked with at the quiet bank off Wall Street knew that Buck dreaded being on the water. Life was rudderless enough, but money needed to be made and so Buck sailed with the fortune hunters while keeping a wary eye on the changeable clouds.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent idea Adrienne, but, as you know, I am currently trying to manage Five Photos – Five Stories, without repeating one I’ve already told. 🙂


    1. It can be tough keeping track of stories (especially with spouses). Last weekend we had to go to a work party–you, know those awkward, hardly know people gatherings. My husband is reserved so I always have to step it up. I think I told this one couple my entire life story (they were all reserved engineers so I had to keep talking). They were sad to see leave–we were their lifeline. I went home and right to sleep. I was exhausted. 🙂

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  2. erickeyswriter says:

    Writing prompts can be a lot of fun! I like the direction you took it in.


    1. Thanks, Eric. I liked the painting a lot and how short the challenge was.


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