Writing Prompt #11

Can one picture really paint a thousand words?

In Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a corrupt young man sells his soul to ensure that the effects of sin and age show only in a hidden portrait.

Choose one of these famous portraits and see if you can find a story in it!

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

The Scream of Nature by Edvard Munch
About Lynn Dean

Lynn Dean dictated her first story before she could write and continued to write stories, illustrate them, and bind them into books throughout childhood. As a homeschooling mom, she enjoyed passing a love for writing to her own children and ten years of co-op students.

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  1. I always think of the Holocaust when I see The Scream.

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