EXERCISE picture challenge #6: Imagination

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by redblood, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. INFO: They say that a picture can tell a thousand words. How many can you find?

    Each week a new image will be posted, and your challenge will be to write whatever the image inspires you to write. It can be anything as long as it relates to the picture. A plot, a scene, a short story, a poem, a character, etc. You can write as much or as little as you wish. It's not the length that matters, it's what you put into it. There is no time limit to these challenges, so feel free to jump in at any time.

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  2. Skill: Chromomancy.

    A literal translation would be "color magic," but that's somewhat inaccurate of a description. The art of chromomancy allows the wielder to summon forth just about anything they can imagine, as long as they have the right materials and know what their object of desire looks like. The more realistic the drawing or painting, the stronger the effect will be. For example, a simple 2-d flame will only create a small spark, while a full-color image of a blazing fire, complete with depth and shadow, will summon forth a torrent of flames. It cannot be used to curse someone, however; drawing a picture of someone in a bad situation will just create a copy of said person in said bad situation, rather than transporting the source of inspiration to their doom.
    The downside to chromomancy is that it takes an incredible amount of time to use, for reasons that should be obvious. Reasearch is currently being done on whether it's possible to make Enchanted Cards that can be used to summon a certain effect on demand, rather than having to create the image on the spot.

    It has proven to be one of the easiest ways of finding new mages, due to the tendency of drawing children to wish that what thety have drawn to become real. Of course, this also means that the Council of Mages has a day job in covering all the damage that's brought forth when yet another kid accidentally creates a flash-eating monster. Luckily, due to the fact that most children aren't all that good in drawing to begin with, said flesh-eating monsters tend to only feast on small pets.
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