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 piece is live over at 1:1000! #InstaChristmas is my latest attempt at integrating humor and snark into my writing. In-person, I feel like I’m fairly witty. In my writing, it usually falls flat. This was a rare success (at least with the 1:1000 editors). #InstaChristmas also includes a heartwarming, seasonal character arc and somewhat meta (self-)mockery of social media madness.
Have a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate, and don’t forget to tell someone you love them, or at least share that perfectly styled Instagram photo!