Fire ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #152

Coast Mountains Wildfires, British Columbia, Canada
I cannot see the fire
Still, the sky betrays its presence
As yet the flames present no danger
Though the possibility be mentioned

So am I reminded
A threat may seem remote
Or weak in its intention

But a threat it is
Toxic in its notion

I do well to heed an atmosphere in tension

Coast Mountains Wildfire Smoke
Over Langley
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2018

Last week we looked deep into the Detailof existence. This week, let’s light a Fire in our existence, or discover something else to inspire you in this photograph of wildfire smoke forming an obscuring layer over the British Columbian Coast Mountains.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sundays.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge” to your post

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week’s challenge: Detail
Naga, Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand
Challenge #151 ~ Detail

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #150 was Detail, along with this photograph of plaster work during temple renovations n Bangkok, Thailand.

Six bloggers attended to Detail this past week. Thank you, everyone! =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.

Happy Creating!