This is the 6th Challenge of the 10 IBMC Challenges. Basically, the task is to combine the three props provided into one single coherent idea. Or, so I see it, at least. The props provided are:
search of skin,
color no matter,
brighter or darker,
tell no one,
I will take someone,
– ghost, me!
The thing that comes to my mind immediately is a story, where a couple live in the countryside, where scenes like the one in the picture aren’t a rare sight. They are newly wed, and the wife is scared of ghosts. And somehow, their landline is tied in with all this.
This isn’t much except a very early (and very scrappable) concept of a story. It would probably be a horror story something I haven’t yet tried my hands on. It might or might not be a good idea. I won’t know till I have the courage and/or confidence to write it. I don’t know if it would be the appropriate length I mentally appoint for blog posts. At this point, I know next to nothing about the story or the characters.
But, with these props, the point has been made. A collection of prompts brings a larger/ more detailed picture much more easily than certain other prompts. They inspire together. And I am certainly looking forward to the day I will write the story these three things together tell me.