Today’s writing prompt, In a Canoe on a Swamp, is based on the photo in today’s post. Keep reading to see the photo, today’s full writing prompt, and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: In a Canoe on a Swamp

Write a scene or a short story based on the photo above of the people in a canoe on a swamp. What are they seeing, hearing, feeling, and smelling?

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My Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

In a Canoe on a Swamp by K.E. Creighton

Until our tour guide reminded us to beware of the creatures lurking in the water, my head was throbbing. But now my adrenaline is pumping and the physical effect of all those drinks I had last night at the jungle bungalow bar is waning.

Everyone in the canoe starts pointing at a bright yellow bird that’s warbling just ahead of us to the right, gently rocking us from side to side. The faint scent of rotten eggs mixed with wet moss fills the still, humid air, almost reviving my nausea.

The yellow bird is quiet now and no one speaks as they snap photos of it. Suddenly, a scaly snout extends out of the water. And with a loud splash, the bird is gone. Someone in the canoe mentions catching the whole thing on video. But it’s hard for me to be so excited with hungry crocodiles around.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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