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Introducing ... a Historical Fiction Link Up!

When I was homeschooled, my mom would have me cut out pictures from magazines and write stories inspired by the pictures. I loved doing it so much that I still do it … only now, we have this handy dandy thing called Pinterest! So many stories are just begging to be told!

One of my writing assignments in 2008

“No two persons ever read the same book.”

While this quote refers to reading, it can be applied to pictures as well ... no two persons ever see the same picture. Everyone sees things differently and digs out different stories and details from the same image. That's why I started thinking over the idea of hosting a link up to explore that idea.

Introducing ....

They Have a Story: A Monthly Historical Fiction Link Up

Once a month I'll post a historical picture. Your job (and mine ... I'm totally doing this!) is to write a short story inspired by it. It can be as short or as long as you like. Have fun with it! Post the monthly picture, your story, and blog button on your blog, then link up. Let’s see how many different stories we can get from the same picture!

I'm open to picture ideas for future months so if you come across one you like, send it my way! (Especially if you don't want WWII pictures every month. Ha ha ha … just kidding. Sort of.)


I started a Pinterest board where I'll pin all your lovely stories as you link up.

Follow Emily Ann's board They Have a Story on Pinterest.

Eager to see the picture for July-August?


There are five different people in this picture ... five people with different lives, stories, and feelings.

You can link up below. I can't wait to read everyone's stories!


P.S. It Took a War is on sale for $0.99! You can enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card by buying It Took a War this week and writing a review. Find out more HERE. =)

"Always Trust in God and Remain Faithful unto Him"

Ravished Armenia was an extremely hard book to read because of the horrific content. It's so important that more people are aware of what happened to the Armenian Christians 100 years ago in 1915. The Armenian genocide took the lives of 2 million, yet, it's not well known by the public, not taught in schools, and is denied by the Turkish government. I didn't know anything about it until a few months ago. Since then I've been trying to learn as much as I can. I have a pile of books about it, and each are going to be equally difficult to read.