Tamara Ireland Stone, author of the new novel, Time Between Us, stopped by Figment this fall to talk about her book and the challenges of writing like a traveler. Tamara took an amazing trip to Asia, that helped inspire some of the scenes in Time Between Us. But she also understands there is a power in making any destination—from the local mall to top of Mount Fugi—a fascinating destination.
Tamara challenged you to write a description about where you live—a street in your town, your favorite restaurant, a local beach or park—as if you’re seeing it for the first time. You wrote some really interesting pieces about everything from an ode to Pittsburgh sports teams to a descriptive scene about your favorite diner (which made us want a milkshake!). Check out the winners below, who’s stories are also featured on today’s homepage.
Well done, everyone! And thanks to everyone who participated!