What’s the story?

For our Storytelling issue, we asked our readers to select an image from image library Stocksy; an image they thought could inspire a great story. Of all the suggestions that came in we selected one suggested by Stuart McFerrers of a sign outside a vintage shop, taken by Alicia Bock. We felt it was full of questions and narrative potential.

 

 

Now we had the image, we needed stories inspired by it. So we asked our Twitter followers to help: over 70 of them submitted a tweet-length story. In collaboration with online literary magazine Visual Verse we also asked some of their writers to respond to the image with either a short story or poem – read all of them below.