Wordless Wednesday photo: 73

Need a writing prompt? Look no further. Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. If my photo brings to mind a memory or inspires your creative writing, I hope you’ll share a comment below.

I’ll share just a bit about this one here (more in the comments, later). It’s a photograph I took many years ago while travelling and it always made me smile. I thought I’d lost the original, and was delighted recently to find it again. This snap brings back memories of a very special trip.


©1986 Allyson Latta

©1986 Allyson Latta


Scroll through more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following writer friends for their Wordless contributions of the week:

Allison Howard (PhotoAlly)

Barbara Rose Lambert

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)


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Coming soon

Interview with Gabrielle Hamilton, New York City chef and author of the bestselling memoir Blood, Bones & Butter, who was guest author for my spring session of Memories into Story II (University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies).


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  1. Oh my, what an absolutely wonderful photo, Allyson – two beaming faces and the guy on the right is enchantingly beautiful (the guy on the left is enchantingly charming!) No wonder you were happy to re-discover this treasure.

  2. This is terrific! What a handsome duo. How clever to catch them both together! (Now we need to know more about the trip!)

  3. carin says:

    Can a llama smile? [And is this a llama?] In any case, it’s gorgeous how both faces appear to be equally happy. And I like how we’re not sure who’s behind the bars and who’s in front. Very fun. Vibrates with energy. Looking forward to the back story.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Those smiles are fascinating, one rather sublime and furry with huge big brown eyes; the other joy-filled and oh-so-handsome with big browns! Wonder who they’re smiling at?

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