Every picture tells a story.

Does  it?

I think every picture hides a story.

Think of the images we see on tv or newspapers. War-torn areas, disaster hit towns and cities, or horrendous accidents like the collapse of the factory in Bangladesh. Sometimes we see only a face.

People crying. Bodies. Chaos.

Dig a little deeper. What do you see?

Grief. Pain. Anger.

Dig a little deeper. What do you see?

Betrayal. Lies. Loss of Hope.

Dig a little deeper. What do you see?

Despair. Death.

 

Writers paint a picture for the reader. We  ask:

Dig a little deeper. What do you see?

Hidden Agendas. Motivations.

Dig a little deeper. What do you see?

Symbolism. Imagery.

Dig a little deeper. What do you see?

Themes. The real story.

Dig a little deeper. What do you see?

The writer’s soul. The reason we write.