Photo Album

Imagine that one of your fictional characters has pulled an old family photo album from a shelf. He retires to a couch to look through it. What does he find? Describe at least one of the photographs—something that surprises him or catches his attention—in detail.

This could be a photo album that belonged to a previous generation, or one from his own childhood. If you don’t tend to write about modern or futuristic worlds, you can substitute some sort of sketch book for a photo album (perhaps a family member possessed some artistic talent and liked to draw other family members or unusual occasions).

As an alternative exercise, look through photo sites on the internet and pick a photograph to represent the one he finds; write about it and how it fits into his life and family.


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3 comments on “Photo Album
  1. meghnak says:

    Hi heather,
    A wonderful idea for a story that you’ve provided! I’ll certainly try my hands at writing something related to the topic……
    Thanks 😀

  2. heather says:

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  3. gillian says:

    What a wonderful idea. Maybe i’ll look up my old diaries too along with the pictures. It’d be nice to go back to happy times and get that all down on paper

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