Story Starter: Plates With Words


Typographical plates!

The photo shows plates, that much is clear. But so what? Well, these are the plates we found when we opened the kitchen cupboards of our self-catering apartment in Crete in June. Of all the designs they might have been, what are the chances? Me, a British journalist whose business is words and fonts and lay-out and all the rest of it, serving up my Greek breakfast on plates printed not only with the English language, but printed with terms from my very own profession! It was a lovely coincidence, and that’s the most obvious story starter theme.

What else might this week’s pic suggest, I wonder? I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Over to you….

Shirley Blair

Fiction Ed Shirley’s been with the “Friend” since 2007 and calls it her dream job because she gets to read fiction all day every day. Hobbies? Well, that would be reading! She also enjoys writing fiction when she has time, long walks, travel, and watching Scandi thrillers on TV.

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