They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Stories can be told through many different perspectives and angles. Join us for a fun creative writing challenge that will take you back through memory lane, presented in collaboration with poet, screenwriter and author, Téa Mutonji.
Here’s how to get started
1. Find a photograph that captures an important memory. You should be in the photograph.
2. Tell the story behind this photograph, entirely from your perspective and exactly as you remember it.
3. Tell the exact story behind this photograph entirely from someone or something else’s perspective.
This photograph was taken at my best friend’s Ashley’s baby showering.
This was one of the most stressful days of my life. (The night before, all the food I had prepped got eaten at a house party my roommate threw, and when I got home at 2 am, I had to go to a 24 hours grocery store, re-buy and recook a bunch of food). So the next day, I was smiling through absolute stress and fatigue!
I retell this story from the perspective of the baby inside of Ashley’s belly: Blake.
Whenever my future aunty touches mom’s belly, her hands shake. Whenever she comes close, I hear her say “oh little baby,” in a voice that is so rehearsed, I worry she’s not fully present. She gets excited whenever I move around in here… it seems to relax her.
Where to Submit:
Deadline: Sunday, May 24 at 11:59 PM
We’ll be featuring Téa’s favourite submissions on our Instagram/Facebook Stories, and a few directly on our Instagram & Facebook pages.
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