Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 3, 2010

Free Fall Friday


For those who have completed their holiday shopping, I congratulate you. (I am, in fact, a tad envious.) For the people who have barely seen the inside of the mall or any other retail store this season, welcome to the club!

On the topic of retail, especially the business of selling books, I decided to share a very special bookstore. One I discovered last year in Paris. To get the true essence of the shop, and to see the rest of the photographs from Shakespeare and Company, visit my blog:

And now, for this week’s prompt!

Study the photo. Next, choose one of the children from the photo to be your mc, or have your mc be a child outside the photo, observing these children. If you prefer to ponder, rather than immediately responding to the prompt, there are questions to consider below.

Either way, you will hopefully write a one-page response to the prompt. Take the challenge. Enjoy! Kathy and I would love to hear what you come up with.

Happy Hanukkah!

Questions to consider:

  1. Is your mc drawn to the dog? If so, why?
  2. Is your mc not in the picture? If so, why?
  3. Who has brought your mc to the bookstore? Their parents or someone else?
  4. Does your mc live in Paris, or are they only visiting?
  5. Do they speak French? If not, how do they feel hearing a foreign language?
  6. Has your mc come to the store to buy a book, or are they merely passing through the area?
  7. Who does the dog belong to? Is it a stray?
  8. Does your mc want to bring the dog home?

Hope this inspires at least a new first page.

Talk tomorrow,


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