A couple of years ago my editor at Little, Brown took me to the roof terrace of the beautiful building in Blackfriars where she works. I enjoyed the gorgeous view of the Thames and beyond but was also fascinated by a building site just below.
I never cease to be amazed by the skill of architects, engineers and builders – I can barely put a flat pack together, and yet these talented individuals create extraordinary buildings that house people and lives and stories.
Whether it be a sensory impression of the picture or a more narrative driven, speculative questioning of this space, of what is being constructed, of what is happening, of what might go wrong, of the lives of the people creating this building and those who will live or work in it, use the image to inspire your scribbling today. Just write, anything that comes to mind, five minutes non-stop (or longer, of course).
Happy writing! 💫