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Two in a Canoe

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Write a short story that brings this photo to life!

  • Who are these characters in the canoe? What are they talking about? Do they get along? Pethaps they are cousins on a grand adventure, or brothers bickering, or friends sneaking across a lake...
  • Where are they? What do you suppose the background would look like if the fog were to lift? 
  • Are they comfortable in the canoe or nervous? Perhaps one is feining confidence? Or perhaps paddling is second nature to one or both of them, something they've been doing since boyhood? 

Try to stay in the scene as much as you can, rather than moving too far into the future or past. Consider including sensory details such as smell, sound, and sight to invite your reader into this world.