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 – erm, from April – “Soft,” is over at 1:1000 and I’d love for you all to go give it a read! I wanted to channel my emotions about everyday sexism into a creative piece, but I had to negotiate a tight boundary between feminist rant and forgiveness. It ended up blending together pretty well (I thought), and the character Joy directly or indirectly vocalizes one part of the modern working woman’s experience. Joy oscillates between acceptance and frustration, and I enjoyed having a creative outlet to capture the feelings I wrestle with sometimes.
Give it a read and let me know what you think! Thanks!