This week’s short-story challenge

This week’s writing challenge revolves around a photo I took of a curiously coloured stream about a kilometre from where Sir Peter Jackson filmed the Pelennor Field sequence from The Return of The King.

Use the photo to inspire a 150-200 word super-short story – a proper one, with beginning, middle, end and punchline (all super-short stories gotta have a punchline) – and post it on your blog, with the prompt photo and a link back to this blog for others to pick up and join in the fun. of course the story can be about anything.

Wright_Rainbowstream

New Zealand streams often go this colour, usually because native beech or other plant residue has fallen into them. Maori were well aware of it – there’s even a stream in the Wairarapa named Waimimi, for that reason. The literal translation is “waters of urine” but it was, of course, a metaphor for the colour and the fact that it wasn’t that great to drink.

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