Take/Find a picture of a couple who are obviously in love. Use the picture to tell a story. Give the story some background and maybe even create a dialogue between the two or tell the story from each point of view. Just give it some detail and create a background to your photo! It can be a true story or a completely made up one, just have fun with it!

in the road

They were childhood friends one minute, and high-school sweethearts the next. The one thing they both had in common was that they never confessed their love to each other, out of fear that the other would fail to reciprocate it. Every one of their former classmates saw the writing on the wall, and were even willing to gamble away their hard-earned allowance money, just so they could say they knew exactly when the two became a legitimate couple. Then, he turned eighteen, and he moved away to a new town to start his college education, without so much as a minute to say goodbye to friends and family, let alone her. Suffice it to say, she wasn’t the only one with a broken heart on that day.

It would take years for the lonely lady to get her bearings straight after the announcement that he was leaving her. As part of her lengthy recovery, she moved to Los Angeles to work at a record store, painting album covers for the local acts, performing on the Sunset Strip. She had settled down for a single life under the California sun, but one afternoon, after she put down her brush, and washed her hands of her daily demolition, a familiar face caught her eye, right across the street from her.

Her one-time friend, none the worse for wear after years on campus, had also moved to Los Angeles to settle down, after graduating as a valedictorian in his class. He was supposed to find a job soon, given how little money he had left, but he knew the importance of “first things first;” keeping this in mind, he tried to find himself, so he knew what he was getting into, in this new location of his. He was going to a local record store, to see if he could find a part-time there, or, at least, some music to listen to as he continued to unpack at his new apartment, after his lengthy tour of Beverly Hills; instead, he came across a familiar face, right across the street from him.

When their eyes met, it was like he never left: The same clothes they wore the day he went away still fit them even now, and the scene playing out between them felt like something out of a paperback novel…after the traffic had cleared, of course. The two started walking towards each other, meeting in the middle of the road, near the two yellow lines that kept many a car from crashing into each other. This time, though, it was not to be, as the two finally, albeit silently, confessed their love for one another, with a kiss on the lips, as rush hour drew to a close. The two were grateful to see that they were both okay, long after he had to leave her, and officially restarted their relationship, right where it left off.

After I found the necessary photographs on Bing Images, I created the story you’ve just read, in its entirety, by myself, making sure to base it around the central photo. Once I finished that, a quick round of edits on Photoshop was all it would take to finish the job, ensuring the intended effects were provided. As soon as I uploaded everything onto the site, the project was complete.

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