Midweek writing prompt – Raindance

Raindance by Sophy ThomasThis beautiful work of art is Raindance by Sophy Thomas, and is currently on show as part of the Drawn exhibition at the RWA galleries in Bristol.

I find it an utterly intriguing scene. The stance of the two men is more challenging than friendly, which makes me wonder whether they’re having a dance-off, rather than lovingly swaying together. Perhaps one is teaching the other to dance for a special occasion such as a wedding, or maybe, following the clue in the title, this is a ritual that has nothing to do with a passion for movement and music and everything to do with ending a drought.

The beauty of it is than any or none of these might be right. What do you think is happening here?

If you turn this into a short story, I’d love to know. Just send an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com. You could see your words published on SkyLightRain.com.