A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words, and Yet…

A picture can inspire a million stories.

I took this picture yesterday, inspired by what others have done with water, that I can’t seem to do. But, I loved what I captured anyway, so this is one of the images I caught.

The Original

The Original–only resized, but otherwise just like I caught it.  Rich, opulent, a royal’s golden water because only the royals would have golden water spilling from the tap.

But I wanted to see what would happen if I played with the colors a bit. How different would the story be then.


Brass–darker, more mysterious, Aladdin’s lamp


Olive–a Druid’s home, connected with all things green


Silver–rich, a werewolf’s nightmare (It’s nearly Halloween, right? So I get to keep up with the whole spooky thing)

Black and White

Black and White–a chess game, either…or, life or death


Copper–or plum, a touch of whimsical

So you see, a picture can turn into all kinds of different stories by changing the color a bit and changing the mood a lot. The same with writing scenes. I was trying to decide on the perfect bedroom for a hot, alpha jaguar male. I looked up male bedrooms and they had a lot of purple featured. Not like dark purple, a royal color, the color only allowed to be worn by the royals. But more soft purple that I would think perfect for a young girl’s room.

A friend sent me a link that was perfect. Black and white, touches of red, but the best? A zebra rug. Now, as he’s a jaguar, he wouldn’t be hunting zebra in South America, but he is a hunter, and a zebra rug was perfect.

So which of these pictures would inspire you? Which do you like the best? Which would feed into your fantasy?

I’m off to write, so behave yourselves and still manage to have a wonderful TGIF!  🙂


“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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