I got a great idea whilst attending a workshop at Smut by the Sea called, ‘Kinking up the Past’ where I learnt you can create all sorts of stories, backgrounds, plots from a picture or a document, with very little to go on.
Once a month, I am going to put up a picture and ask you to comment a few lines about what you think that person’s life was like. I warn you, I am putting up the most intriguing, larger-than-life people! The person who is the closest will win a prize!
So, here we have Albert. That’s all I am going to tell you. Was he an illiterate farmer, impoverished poet or wealthy philanderer? Was he a father of 12, gay bachelor, heartbroken widower or abused divorcee? Did he die in WW1, as an old man, in a motoring accident or something else entirely. You decide – it may be all or none of the above.
The only clue I will give you, is that the photo was given to Polly and said ‘Kindest Regards, Albert’. Was Polly his mother, sister, wife, daughter, lover?
Have fun! The competition ends on Sunday 14 June.