Every picture tells a thousand stories, or so they say. In December 2015, a new section on The Fat Damsel will be coming your way – the monthly ekphrasis challenge. A picture for you to interpret in some way, each month in a poem or piece of prose of no longer than twenty lines. Have a go – might get the poetry cogs turning! Send them to

janeburn1971@gmail.com and mark your email ‘ekphrasis’. Then we can choose the best five, and publish them. Sound good?