Defiance ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #328

Burned old crag
Half buried in the soot grey sand
Pitted by heavy rain
Issued from distressing sky

Black rocks
Tossed up on the shoreline
Decay in the surf

Still there is colour here
Kelly grass and golden straw

Life defies the gloom

Life Defies the Gloom
Gold Beach
Oregon, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2022

Pic and a Word Challenge

Last week we crushed something Brittle. This week, let’s let our Defiance rule us. Or find something else to inspire you with this photo of Gold Beach, Oregon, all stormy gloom on the USA’s Pacific coast.

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

With each challenge I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as  inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, video, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two inspirational elements 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 images
  • You may use my image to illustrate your post, or any images you have created
  • 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 challenge’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

The previous challenge was: Brittle

Brittle Sun, New Mexico, United States of America
Challenge #327 ~ Brittle

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #327  was Brittle, along with this intense sunset in New Mexico, United States of America.

Two bloggers managed to conquer their Brittle this week. Thanks! 🙂

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

Happy Creating! ❤