Thank you to Sadje for the Tell the Story Challenge . “Write anything that comes to your mind in regard to this picture.


She wanted to live forever. Avoid death at all costs. Every living moment focused on that goal. All consuming. All pervading. Her wealth and all her energy spent on her personal holy grail quest. Friends shunned and family scorned by a pathological obsession. No scientific or mythological stone left unturned.

But when the end inevitably came. What was it all for. A fools gold prize. Body turned to dust. A life ultimately wasted in the desire to prolong it. No fond memories created . No legacy built. Her clothes and a book are all that remained in the end.


I am tagging




If you fancy having a go then have a look at this picture and see where it takes you.

44 thoughts on “Tell The Story Challenge

      1. No, I haven’t. I feel like I can write a factual story or a very close version of the truth pretty well – but the second I have to use my imagination I’m lost. Very black and white in my writing that way. I think you did great!

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    1. I am like you, Robyn, in that I can do well writing non-fiction, fact-based with a bit of my own opinion added, perhaps even a bit of humour. But I have tried my hand at writing fiction more than a few times, and it simply falls flat. I told a friend the other day that the problem is I have no imagination! πŸ˜‰

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  1. Wow! So incredibly sad and touching, and all that’s in between. I’ve spent the day stressing, trying to make deadlines, trying to get the children working on their school work – trying, trying, trying. And all the while I forget that when it’s all said and done, I will be nothing but dust. Be happy, live for today, be present today, everything else will come into place – eventually, but it will, no need to stress. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ½

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  2. Well done! & thanx for the nomination! It’s an interesting picture so let’s see what comes from it… Although it’ll be next week as I’ve already scheduled my posts for this week… but I will take part… Thank you! 😊

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  3. There are two pictures and I don’t know which to comment on shall do both. The upper photo of the clothes and the bench first.
    I always enjoyed the original book and the film but was a bit unsure of the remake as I wasn’t expecting “The invisible woman.”
    The second photo of the frosty fence.
    Good God, Auschwitz was a fearful place especially in the winter, I only survived by keeping my mind outside the wire.

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