A lovely blog I visit called Another 12 Novels In 12 Months had a writing prompt in which one finds an inspirational picture. I had this image in mind from the day I read this post, and as I’m always late to the party you all will finally get to see it.
Not just stairs. Any stairs without a person or defined, worldly setting. The most prompting images of stairs allows me to add my character on my own, and has a mysterious location that could be transformed into my own setting.
Are they going up or down, these people? Is the more scenic place at the top or the bottom? Who will trip and who will crawl? How is it that something as simple as stairs could be so fulfilling?