United States of Love

United States of Love

The headline of the article that goes with this illustration is “50 States, 50 Love Stories.” What love stories could these images tell?

Choose one of the states above and use your imagination to write the opening of a short story, poem or personal essay inspired by what you see. You can write about “love” however you interpret it — be it a family drama, a romance, a tribute to a pet, a breakup, a celebration of friendship or anything else.

Post it in the comments, then read the related article to see the unforgettable fiction books from each state that explore matters of the heart.

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