So, I found this image after Googling “Forest Photography” (like you do), and the combination of “faceless woman in older-era clothes”. the luggage, and the mist/fog struck something.
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The likely first, obvious, thought would the ghost story – man picks up a hitchhiking woman outside a graveyard, takes her home, only to discover she’s been dead for years. Or, it could turn much darker…
But let’s look and build beyond that…
Here’s the prompt:
That patch of white among the trees… is that snow? A discarded sheet or blanket? Shoulder of a fallen dog or horse (or unicorn, if you want some shade of fantasy)? Where is this? She has luggage – where is she going? How did she get here? Is she waiting for someone? What is she – human, fae, demon, undead spirit?
Do you want to tell her story specifically, or explore the effects an encounter with her has on someone else? Is the story only about that encounter, or a piece of a larger narrative?