Monday, June 20, 2011

Photo Prompt Blogging Challenge - House

This officially starts the weekly 1st Writes 
Photo Prompt Blogging Challenge!
We girls (and two ducklings) got together and decided we all wanted in on this, SO each of us at 1st Writes will rotate Mondays, picking a photo. Anyone who wants to participate, can share their stories in the Comments Section for now (Coming soon will be a linky so folks can link their responses to their blogs!). Let's see how many unique stories from the photo we can get!

Photo by Toby Hamsher, 2011 (Hagerstown, MD)


  1. My response:
    The house sighed and her joints creaked, she was feeling her age, but she was happy to still be standing after 100 years. She'd seen a lot change through her windows. The houses across the street had been bulldozed to build a new gas stations. And then there was the time she'd been damaged when the house next door caught fire. The mismatched bricks were a scar from that.

    She had been blessed with 12 families so far and 32 children were raised under her roof. She smiles at the memory of running shoes on her bare wooden stairs and the screams and giggles of children playing hide and seek in bedrooms and hall closets.

    Today, the house is too quiet. There are no children, they are grown and gone, just the old mother and father remain. They sit out back and hold hands in the garden. Soon, they will move on and a new family will come.

    The house looks forward to more children. Even if they crayon her walls or slam her doors, she won't mind. She feels the most alive when children are a muck.

  2. Great story - I loved the fact the the house loves children - some houses are just that way.