You can buy just about anything on eBay, from spuds resembling Richard Nixon to that one cup missing from your granny’s tea set. Know what else is available on eBay? Writing prompts. Yes, writing prompts, and they won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your time.

Take this photo, for example, which I found on eBay ten minutes before starting this blog entry:


There’s some stuff going down in this picture. The little girl doesn’t look particularly pleased, does she? Maybe she despises her hair cut. Maybe the chicks have pooped all over her favorite blanket. Or maybe, like me, she can tell that her rabbit is about to become lunch for that German Shepherd Dog behind her. (Seriously, if Flopsy moves a muscle, he’s a gonner.)

The point is: there’s a story here, one that either led to this moment or unfolded after it. It’s yours to tell. The next time you’re stuck for an idea, head to eBay and browse the photos. You might just find your next bestselling plot there—for FREE!



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