This is a revival of Ophelia's thread from back in 2006, I thought it was time to try again. The idea is that I'll put up a picture of some obscure place/thing/person/other and you write a backstory for it. There's no real limit's (outside of ToS) to what you can write for this, there's no criteria other than it be inspired by the picture. This thread is not intended to be a competition, it's for inspiring plot bunnies and having a bit of fun writing short stories. If you?re willing to let others use elements of your posted backstory, please let us know, and include any special conditions you may have. (Only with permission granted via PM, only element X and not element Y, etc.) Backstories without public usage notes are assumed to belong only to the author. I'll probably update the image every 2-3 weeks, depending on peoples interest. So here's the first image: [image=http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab107/fanficfan/1000%20Words/glowingfog.jpg] FAQ: Q - Do I post my story in a new thread? A - Nope, unless the picture has inspired an epic, just reply in this thread. If you do commence an epic then drop a link in so we can check it out Q - Do I have to write exactly 1000 words? A - Nope. It's a play on a picture being worth a thousand words. Q - Is the submission period over when the next picture is posted? A - Nope, you can write for any of the previous images if you wish, just let people know which picture you're using. Q - Are there going to be a winner announced for each picture? A - Personally I'd rather this just be for fun. If the mods wanted to run the occasional competition through this thread then I have no problem with that.