1:1000 is a website that pairs photography with 1,000-word prose. Sound like your cup of tea? Go to Pinterest and select an unclaimed photograph, then write your 1,000-word piece (fiction or creative non-fiction).
My latest, “Sunday Grease,” is over at 1:1000. I don’t have a lot of notes on this piece – I finished it Sunday morning and begged people to read it before it went live yesterday. I was motivated by a desire to write something other than a “Tales from the Academy” installment and to play around with more sensory, descriptive writing. This piece is still character-driven, but it’s through the lens of time and place (the context of a Sunday family ritual). Give it a read and let me know what you think!