Writing Inspiration: Shells on the Seashore

My friend visited her parents in Delaware right after Sandy.  This is what they found when they walked to the beach. Aside from the astonishing amount of shells as well as the size of them, I’m amazed at how each one seems perfectly formed.  Usually, it’s so difficult to find a shell without cracks or pieces missing – especially shells of this size.

Since I’m participating in PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), I’m especially sensitive and on the look out for inspiration. This picture certainly got me thinking.  Ideas quickly streamed through my thoughts – Shell City.  Treasures from the Sea. Maybe a poem? So I thought I’d share it.  Maybe you’ll find an idea or two hidden within these perfect shells too.

Let me know.

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One thought on “Writing Inspiration: Shells on the Seashore

  1. Wow, this photo is amazing. It looks like the shells are migrating, like herds of elephants or zebra. Are they leaving the sea and crossing the desert sands? That will be fun to work on. I got an email from Marisa today who told me her friend who lives on the Jersey shore found fish in her furnace.

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