Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Visual Dare: Risk

I'm trying Angela's Visual Dare #9 prompt for the first time. The photograph can be used to either weave into your WIP or as a 100 word flash...

Photograph Source: Les Petites Choses

There are moments in childhood where danger simply does not exist.
It matters not whether you’re a renegade pirate walking the plank with no fear of sharks or the roiling ocean below, or a circus performer walking the wire with the gaping mouths of lions snapping at your feet. You could be an explorer balancing, a million feet up, on a precipice, rescuing a hoard of refugees from incarceration and leading them to certain freedom...
You could be anything, anything in the world, in the universe, anything anywhere!
The important thing is never to forget those precious moments...
(97 words)


  1. Love this. I know this photo could take the viewer in several different directions, but your response is what went through my head the first time I saw it. Great work!

    Thanks for joining the Visual Dare challenge!

  2. Good job! I really like how you went at this.

  3. You captured that fearless imagination of childhood so perfectly!! :)

  4. I just love reading your writing...which ever direction you take. Really captured the photo and the feeling of that long stretch of childhood where anything is possible.

  5. Pretty cool piece of free-form.

  6. Well written.
    The escapades of a child is great and there is no limit to the imagination.
    But the underlying factor is to adhere to safety (which is a tall order at this age)