The Smudged Thoughts PictoPrompter! – Episode IV

good morning, cyberspace!

And welcome to the fourth ever SMUDGED THOUGHTS PICTOPROMPTER!!! Now, I know that I haven’t uploaded any of these in forever (and i’m also aware that this is exactly what I said the last time) BUT.

Now that I am off Hiatus, and Christmas isn’t just around the corner, and NaNoWriMo hasn’t sapped all the energy out of my skeleton like some kind of ferocious energy sapper (someone help me, i’m drowning here…)I am ready to continue the adventure.

And I really hope you guys are, too!

So without further ado, let’s jump right into it, shall we?

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previously on . . . The Smudged Thoughts PictoPrompter!

Episode III

The Goopy Gunk of Terror


· · · The Participants! · · ·

  • none.

Well, that was kind of anti-climactic.

BUT! Never you fear, my wonderful marshmallow fronds, for you can still write a story based upon this glorious prompt! (you know. maybe you could do a The Ring fanfiction. or The Grinch’s Well. the possibilities. they are endless.) Though there will hopefully be a new prompt every month from here on out, that doesn’t mean that this one is null and void. If you’d still like to use this prompt, just go ahead and link your finished and uploaded story back to this post, so that I can put your name up on the participant’s board!

Because everyone loves having their name on a participant’s board. Obviously.

But you guys aren’t here for last year’s prompt, anyway. You’re here for the new prompt. The better prompt.

The very first prompt of 2018.

Now, the very first prompt of the year creates a lot of stress. The prompt has to be perfect. It has to mean something. It has to set the tone for the remainder of the PictoPrompting year.

And so, after many sleepless nights and a few baggy eyeballs, it was with the greatest precision that I hand-picked this PictoPrompt straight from our* carefully harvested collection of PictoPrompts.

And it is my ultimate hope that you, too, can see the beauty, wonder, and abounding possibilities that surround such an articulately crafted photo.

So, without further interruption, it is with the greatest pride and deepest pleasure that I present to you —

your dinner

The Smudged Thoughts PictoPrompter! – Episode IV

Bubble Bubble, Toilet Trouble

Ahem. That is not a mirror, folks. That is two toilets. Back to back. #normal. . .?

I think this is where I’m supposed to say something wise or motivational about the prompt, but I literally have no words. In fact, I think the prompt speaks volumes for itself.

Anyway. Now that you see it, I’m sure you’re simply bursting with all of the writerly creativity, amiright?

Of course I’m right. Who wouldn’t want to write about. . .whatever that is. 

For those of you who are new to the PictoPrompter (or simply need a refresher on what it is and how it works) head on over to this page to check out all of the FAQ’s. Or, if you’d rather take a leisurely stroll through our severely lacking archives, head on over here to look at all the existing PictoPrompts to this date.

And for those of you participating, don’t forget to either link back to this post, or use the snazzy PictoPrompter Button (#sosnazzy) in your own blog post so that others can come on over and join in on the fun! Everything’s better when we all play together, after all.PictoPrompter Button

And also be sure to leave a link down in the comments below so that I can come read your story once you’re finished! I am extremely excited to see what you guys come up with for this prompt.

Seriously. This is going to be very interesting.

(*special shout out to my marvelous mom [#ALLITERATION!], who is literally the best at spotting/photographing PictoPrompters. you are forever and always my absolute favorite person on the whole entire planet. <3 )

talk to me, peasants!

It feels really weird to be posting this on a Saturday. . . Do you sense that weird, kind of slapped-together flavor to this post?

THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S SATURDAY. I’m not supposed to be blogging on a Saturday. I’m supposed to be writing. So yes. Saturdays+blogging+supposed to be writing=slapped together post.

But whatever. I promised a PictoPrompt, so THERE SHALL BE A PICTOPROMPT. MWAHAHAHAHA!

So! What do you guys think of this prompt? Are you going to be participating? Do you have some serious concerns about the stability of my mental health? Are you wondering what was possibly going through the interior designer’s mind when he created this gorgeous space? (because i can’t possibly be the only one who is slightly confused and also horrified.) Let us talk about ALL OF THE THINGS down in the comments below!

As always, until next time. . .

*flings cookies in the air and disappears*



31 thoughts on “The Smudged Thoughts PictoPrompter! – Episode IV

  1. I don’t know how, but somehow I know this was going to be a toilet or something related before I scrolled down to see it. Nothing serious ever gets the kind of intro this photo got. xD

    I have to wonder what happened there, but…I may end up passing on this pictoprompter. xD

    The only thing it makes me thinking of is arranging furniture in the Sims and sometimes rotating things doesn’t work, so you’re stuck with a weird arrangement. There, mystery solved!

    It does kinda feel weird to happen on a Saturday…

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    • I have become predictable. This is the oddest day of all the days… XD

      WHAAAAAAAT? How could you pass up on such a glorious and monumental PictoPrompt???.?? (XD honestly, this is perfectly fine. I know I won’t be able to do it, cause I’ve got a ton of writing I’m doing already. XD)

      I’ve never played the Sims, but THIS SOUNDS EXTREMELY ACCURATE. My life is literally a Sims game. Everything makes so much more sense now…

      I KNOW, RIGHT???? I don’t like it. This is never happening again. #lies, but whatever. XD

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      • That, or I have premonitions of danger.

        Because…it’s weird. xD
        I wonder if anyone will write a story about a deranged plumber. I feel like several of your pictoprompters are apt to result in deranged main characters.

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        • True! Perhaps you are a psychic!!!

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Terrible answer! I refuse to accept this! 😂

          I would actually quite love to have a story about a deranged plumber. 😂 Hey now, deranged main characters are the best main characters! 😂

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          • Perhaps…

            My answer has not changed.

            Des: I disagree with that idea.
            Sheyla: So do I, but maybe YOU are deranged.
            Des: I’m not Deranged Plumber kind of crazy! Go away you Kaldoan jerk!
            Sheyla: Yeah, maybe it is a stretch. You’re just a grump. No eccentric, diabolical genius.
            Des: Yes, let’s relate genius to a bad case of plumbing fixture arrangement. *Rolls his eyes*


              • XD

                (Hehe, yes! Maybe I should have a character interview or situation prompt where they’re all hanging out for some reason. That would be fun to post. Don’t have any ideas at the moment though. Okay, I’ll make it an official goal and come up with something.)

                Des: I could chase you around and hit you with plumbing wrenches, or whatever tools they have. Would that be deranged enough for you? I really don’t want to waste my time arranging toilets weirdly. Ew.
                Sheyla: What if you had to choose to go on a date with Astarta, or be a deranged plumber for the evening?
                Des: Maybe I could execute you for sedition…?
                Sheyla: |:( Sometimes you have no sense of humor.
                Des: It’s all about Perspective….


  2. But it probably makes sense for the plumbing, though? (And your mental stability has always been in question… sorry, Kenzie…)

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    • OOOOOOH! I am all of the excited!!!! And HA! Yes. It is rather different than the others. However, I am confident that it’s uniqueness shall bring forth some marvelous stories! XD

      I would describe it as Back-to-Back Toilets. Very classy.

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