Illustration Inspiration : Write the First Line

What would be the opening line (or any line) for a story inspired by this image?


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Updated: February 23, 2016 — 11:14 am


  1. It would have something to do with a space guitar…

      1. I like Alex’s answer. For me, I see intestines of a monster.

    1. I thought space guitar at first glance, too!

  2. I see a space station so…

    The repairbots scurried around the vent searching for the leak.

    1. hey! i went with a leak too – great minds!

  3. I knew I should’ve packed a parachute when I stepped onto the zeppelin.

    Very cool picture, BTW. 🙂

  4. It took me like 30 seconds to see that space guitar haha.

    I see a futuristic abandoned cafe…

    You could almost still hear the faint music that once filtered through it’s airy walls.

  5. Oh my, I’d have to think about this. But I agree with the others, something to do with space could totally work!

  6. Neat image!

    The engines failed to fire that day…

  7. I’ve heard it said, ‘All the world’s a stage’, in the case of Zubex, it’s actually true. The entire planet is a stage.

  8. I held my breath, squeezed my eyes shut, jumped up and down for a minute and the flashbacks came hard and heavy.

    Stephen Tremp

  9. Hi Holly – yes steampunk … a rollgator of gears sideways on – lit with a fiery resonance of orange, ambers, rouges, deep black … cheers Hilary

  10. The intergalactic carnival was ready to open its doors.

  11. It kinda looks like a Sci-Fi oud or sitar. But it also looks like a weapon.

    “Darth Sitar moves his planet buster into position, flicks the switch, and laughs as Justin Beiber songs beam down, rendering the populace deaf and dumb.”

  12. My first thought is what have I been smoking. It’s very psychedelic looking and spacey–as in outer space. 🙂

  13. Shayza buzzed to work at the bio-chemical factory, but as she arrived, she heard the familiar blare of the annoying alarm. The Cronulacks weren’t going to be happy about another leak in the system.

    that was fun!

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