Every so often, it’s fun to forget about essay writing.

Today, instead of learning some writers’ device or essay format, you get to write a story or a journal entry from a photograph.

Here’s the photo, taken in Yosemite National Park:


Now it’s your turn: What comes to mind when you see this photo? Use it to start a story or other writing. Jump in wherever the photo takes you and start writing.

Copyright © 2014 by Sharon Watson

Original image copyright © 2008 by Reuben N. Watson

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING PROMPT -- Look at this spine-tingling photo taken in Yosemite National Park and use it to springboard you into writing a story, journal entry, or other type of writing.

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