Sunday, July 22, 2018

Writing Prompt: The Photo Prompt: Hey, Look! Windmills

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

This week’s prompt is a photo prompt. Write whatever comes to mind, be it a description, a story, or even a poem.

Write something inspired by this photo.

1 comment:

  1. The Urban Blabbermouth7/22/2018 2:45 PM

    "Hey, look! Windmills," shouted Emily as she pointed out the bus window.

    The Eiger family, Joseph, Jennifer, and their young daughter Emily, were touring the Midlands. The tour bus was now passing through Windmill Alley, so called by the Tourist Board as it was a mile long row of windmills.

    Impressed with the view, Jennifer turned to her daughter and asked, "Can you tell me why people built windmills?"

    Emily scrunched her face and after a moment, shook her head, "no Mommy."

    "Well, it gets very hot here in the summer and in the ancient times, there was no air conditioners. So the people built windmills to cool the farmers working in the fields. Windmills are giant fans."

    "Wow," replied Emily with an amazed look.

    "No, no, no, that is not so," declared Joseph. "Windmills were built for a completely different reason."

    "What?" asked Emily.

    "In the old days," continued Joseph, "people were trying to fly. They needed a device to test propellers. Windmills are propeller testing stations!"

    The tour guide over heard this conversation and sounded out, "ahhh em," to catch Emily's attention. "Windmills were used by farmers to grind corn into meal and wheat into flour to make bread."

    Both parents glared at him. Jennifer smiled then said, "maybe so, but we like our versions better."