This week’s short story challenge

This week’s short story challenge is a photo I took of crowds at the 2016 art deco festival in Napier, New Zealand.

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.

Crowds at the Art Deco festival, Napier, 2016.
Crowds at the Art Deco festival, Napier, 2016.

The festival draws around 40,000 people to central Napier, many of them in period costume – it has to be one of the largest displays of public cosplay in the world. Everybody has a great deal of fun, and it’s like being cast back in time.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016