Muse on Monday – March 14, 2022

Writing fiction deals a lot with making connections: connections between the characters, connections between the characters and the setting or with themselves, not to mention connections between the writer and the reader.

This is a picture I took near my house and it made me think about all the connections, often invisible, in life and in stories. Power lines and jet contrails make patterns that neither will ever know about. Only the observer standing with the correct perspective can see this. That is the case with many things in life and it is an interesting idea to explore.

Write a story based on this picture.

You can write any story that comes to mind when you see it.

If you do write a story and would be willing to share it with me, you can email me at I’d love to read it. You can also submit it at this link for a chance of getting it published with next week’s prompt. If you post it on your own site, send me the link.

Have a wonderful week!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Connections, past and present. I always thing about them in my apartment building built in 1937. All those who have lived within its walls…who moved, who died. I think, if only these walls could talk, the tales they would tell. I love the theme.

    You’re so great at penning fiction, one of your many admirable traits. To let one’s imagination travel freely without censor or restraint is one of the true perks in writing. The page, your personal canvass.

    …jet contrails make patterns that neither will ever know about…so well said. Your Friend and Admirer, Susannah

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I think about that a lot in historic places, where the only thing that separates us from all these other people is just a thin curtain of time.

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      1. Nicely put. 🙂


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