This week I have a new fantasy story up at Turtleduck Press. It’s the third installment in “Still Waters Run Deep”, a serial story about a pedlar trying to solve a magical crisis that’s entwined with his own long-buried past. (The first installment is here.) His world is not our own, but it bears a more-than-passing resemblance to ours…specifically, some of the places I saw on my travels earlier this year.
If I were to illustrate the story so far with photos, here’s what I’d choose…
The floating market at the beginning of the story, and the pedlar’s boat:
The river and vegetation:
The narrow streams where the pedlar prefers to trade:
More vegetation along the main river in the story:
The Grand Temple in the city:
And from the latest installment…
…leaving extra space in case you want to avoid spoilers…
The Old Temple:
The golden statue would be something like this, except sitting upright in the lotus position (I did see statues like that, but most temples prohibit photography, so this is one of the few I was able to snap):
With those visuals in mind…hope you enjoy the story!
Your turn! Did the photos add to or detract from your experience of the story? If you’re a writer, do you use photographs as inspiration?