I have always felt that images of ruins and decaying old building have a certain elegant mystery about them. It is as if there is a story hidden there just waiting to be told. That’s why this writing theme is urban decay.

What are writing themes? Rather than giving you a specific prompt, dare, or image set to write to, themes offer ideas of topics you might like to write within. Generally, themes will have a short description and a mood-board of related images to inspire your creative process.

If you publish a story based on this prompt, we’d love to read it. You can find a form to share your story link under the comments. Assuming of course your blog did not auto ping us as many do. The point is, please tell us about your stories because we want to read them.

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