Friday, August 31st, 2012

Writing Prompt – Dichotomy

Photo of a Muslim Man in Tan Robes and Bright orange hat driving a pink barbie scooter. Photo By Kelly A. Harmon

Dichotomy – a division between two contradictory parts.

I took this picture out the car window one night last week after leaving a restaurant. (The Husband of Awesome™ was driving.)

When I first saw him, his robes were flapping in the wind. I’m sorry the camera didn’t catch that.

I love the idea of a man — any man — driving a Pink Barbie Scooter. He’s either entirely sure of himself as a man — or he just doesn’t give a crap what other people think. Maybe both. Or maybe he’s in some desperate situation. The fact that his florescent-orange turban clashes here, is icing on the cake.


Here’s Your Prompt:

  • Write a story, poem or essay about the man pictured above. Where is he going in such a hurry? Is he on his sister’s scooter?
  • Think of another dichotomy you’ve seen — or make one up — and write about that.

Good luck!

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