Writing Challenge: A picture prompt that provokes a memoir piece

Pick from one of the images:

piene1 Image #1 (www.razkritia.com)

94294265_6099256b14_z Image #2 (alisdair jones)

287217_59e9211f4a67dc33cb5f84d208f150f9_large Image #3 (http://pixdaus.com/)

A note from the Editor: 

As most of you know, we did a poll last month to get a feel for which writing challenge our writers and readers liked best between the two that we did. The responses were not overwhelmingly tilted toward one or the other; the image prompt barley beat the memoir challenge. So, the team decided that we should do a sort of “combination” of the two. The new challenge will begin as of tonight – take a long look at the photos above and let one of them bring forth a memory. Write about that memory and submit it to us for possible publication.

We are excited to see the results. In past challenges, we’ve had some new writers – first time published – that did very well, and we’ve had some seasoned writers submit some excellent stories and memoirs. Let’s be real, we all love memoirs because we love to get a glimpse into the lives of others. Sometimes it’s for inspiration and a need to hear that others have walked a similar path in life. Others of us just love to hear about peoples lives – why do you think reality TV shows are the bomb right now?

The main point is for us, the Two Drops family, to have some fun and read some great stories. Good luck and happy writing.

Please,  send your submissions


Posts from our past challenges:

The Memoir Challenge:

  1. The ‘Memoir Challenge’: Out From the Darkness

  2. The ‘Memoir Challenge’: Welcome to Vietnam

  3. The ‘Memoir Challenge’: My Story

  4. The Memoir Challenge: The Phone Call

  5. The ‘Memoir Challange’:Petals

The Image Prompt Challenge:

  1. Image Prompting Prose: Writing for Me, a Challenge for You

  2. #1) The Image Prompt Writing Challenge: ‘The Chimney’

  3. #2) The Image Prompt Writing Challenge: ‘The Chimney

  4. #3) Image Prompt Writing Challenge: ‘Johnny and His Horse’


S.W. Biddulph

Scott Biddulph is a published writer, author, and poet from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word when he returned to The University of North Georgia in 2013 to finish earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. His publications include the following: an eBook, Apples of Gold: A collection of inspirational short stories and poems (Smashwords, 2010) and a paperback, Voices from the Heart, (Createspace, 2012). His poetry is published in Papers and Publications Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol 3 (2014) and the award-winning Chestatee Review (Spring, 2015), among other places (Check his LinkedIn profile for a full list of his publications). He is currently working on publishing poetry, creative non-fiction, academic essays, and his memoir. ******** Scott has also worked as an intern editor for the University of North Georgia Press. As a freelance editor, he has done the layout and design of several books and magazines. He is currently working with several authors on various publication projects in which he is either ghostwriting, editing manuscripts, or doing the layout and design of their books. ******** Finally, and most importantly, he is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider. He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch. ******** ~ "I love realism. I love writing about the raw, down-to-Earth, heartfelt realities of life. I love to write in a way that reaches into the human soul—to take the greatest pains and struggles in life, and make them a blessing to others. Fantasy is a wonderful, interesting thing—but real-life situations, feelings, fears, and dreams are an unexplored ocean of stories that need to be told." ~ ~Scott Biddulph~


  1. I need to stop by again after the holidays. You site is just what I’ve been looking for! I found it because of Wendy MacDonald’s story. Want to take the challenge to write! Thanks for following!


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