The Vanishings


  • Who is the boy in the foreground?
  • What do you know about him? What can you infer?
  • What does his expression tell you?
  • Is something wrong with his face?
  • Is he hiding? Why?
  • What can you see behind him? Is it the ghost of a lady? A shadow? Something else?
  • What is happening?
  • Why is the title ‘The Vanishings’? Who or what is vanishing? How many?
  • Write an effective opening sentence/paragraph to a story based around this picture. What would be the best way to start? (Dialogue? Description? Action?) Share them in the comments.


Credit: Petur Antonsson

  • MRs Clark's Class
    Posted at 14:09h, 19 September Reply

    Smoke was circling around the moon .Jim was scared like it was his biggest nightmare. Jim peered over to see this lady’s shadow. It looked very pretty. Jim’s face said she wasn’t anything like that. You could hear the lady’s dress dragging against the floor because of the wind and smoke. You could see the shadow against the house. It was big, it was scary, it was terrifying but you could see Jim wasn’t terrified of that.

  • Mrs Clark's Class
    Posted at 14:16h, 19 September Reply

    The Vanishing
    The moon watched closely at the streets below. Artemis stood stock still, his heart pumping fast. He was hoping for hopes worth that the dark figure was gone. The swift smoky swirls trailing behind the monster were a ghostly pearl shade. The smell coming from the mist smelt like poisonous gases, the wind was strong and bitter carrying the smells around the streets. Artemis took a risky peep around the corner just to check that the coast was clear, but the figure seemed like it was guarding something because it wasn’t moving. The houses creaked inwards threatening to fall on Artemis, he held his breath and waited.

  • PinkMuffins
    Posted at 07:37h, 20 August Reply

    My footsteps echoed through the alleyway. I was going to regret this, wasn’t I? The dirty streets of London created a high puff of smoke swirled around both me and the figure chasing me. I saw the street ahead, and people on it, trying to get to Waterloo station. I ran, faster and faster.
    And that’s when the children stared to disappear…

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:48h, 27 March Reply

    He’s here just like the guy that I know and he said that I cannot is a way

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