PhotoFlash #5

Welcome to PhotoFlash!

Each week I will post a photograph (mine, so that means you get to deal with my artistic sensibilities or lack thereof). I’ll tell you where I took it, what my thoughts were at the time. Then you (anyone who’s interested) respond with a tiny bit of flash, whether essay or fiction, that’s inspired by that photograph. It doesn’t have to be about the photograph… take it wherever it leads your imagination! Just because it’s foliage doesn’t mean you need to write about flowers. I’ll post my own response to it in the comments sometime during the day.

Please feel free to post your ficlets on your own site and link back. Please feel free to pass this around to others! The more the merrier.

And now, PhotoFlash #5:

a partial image from the inside of the clocktower in Montreal

An inside view of the clocktower in Montreal, Quebec. Taken in 2009.

Looking up at the clock from the inside, I imagined myself a mouse, or someone who worked with clocks and gears and gadgets. I took a ton of pictures while inside the clocktower, and they remain some of my favorites from this trip to Montreal (I was attending Worldcon, in 2009).

I’m using this picture in honor of the clockwork automata mentioned in my story “In This Moment” which appears in the anthology Timelesss from Pugalicious Press. I’ll be talking more about the anthology itself tomorrow, along with letting you know where you can find an upcoming interview of me. Plus I’ll be interviewing another author from the anthology! Exciting things happening.

I hope this inspires your own stories of clockwork and gears, or perhaps time travel, or the capture of moments that you never want to forget.

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About D. E. Atwood

When D.E. Atwood was in second grade, she finally grew tall enough to see the shelf above the mysteries in the bookmobile. She discovered a rich landscape of alternate worlds, magic, and space and has never looked back from the genres of fantasy and science fiction. When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about, and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life. Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children and a cat), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a roleplayer, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.
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