I saw this picture used as a writing prompt a few days ago posted by http://wp.me/p1dnHh-qT
I was immediately drawn to the picture and here is what I came up with…
I was people watching in the mall when I noticed her. She stood out because she was so still. The hustle and bustle of shoppers and walkers passed by her going both directions as she just stood there. She was slight and thin, with worn jeans and a sweater jacket. Peeking out of the collar was a bright royal blue scarf that accentuated her eyes. They were unblinking and staring at nothing as she stood leaning against the wall. She had a messy, cropped spiky haircut that seemed to surround her head like a fan. She had high cheekbones and a severe jaw line. I wondered when she had eaten last. As I watched, she straightened slightly and focused her gaze in my direction. Her gaze was piercing and unwavering. It startled me to think someone had noticed my watching and I tucked my head down quickly. When I glanced up again, she was gone. I jerked my head to the left and then to the right looking for the blue scarf or the spiky hair. There were teens chattering, parents scolding children, and seniors window shopping, but there was no girl in a blue scarf. I glanced at my watch. It was late. I had to go.
It was exciting how drawn I was to the drawing, the words spoken and what I wrote came quickly. The problem is, after I wrote this, I didn’t know what to do with it next.