Five Card Flickr

As of Wed, 02 Dec 2020 22:00:05 +0000 26235 Five Card stories have been created on this site from a pool of 28423 tagged photos.

This web site is designed to foster visual creativity by making stories out of photos. It is based completely on the Five Card Nancy game devised by comics guru Scott McCloud and the nifty web version at 741.5 Comics.

the day
a five card flickr story by Tana

However, rather than using randomly chosen panels of the old Nancy comic, my version draws upon collections of photos specified by a tag in flickr. You are dealt five random photos for each draw, and your task is to select one each time to add to your building set of images, that taken together as a final set of 5 - tell a story in pictures.

When you are done, you can add a title and explanation, and save the story. You can easily put a link in your resume or send to your Mom (she may print it out and tape it to the fridge, or she may criticize your creativity, your mileage and mom may vary). Plus we offer the ability to tweet your story or use an embed code to add it to your own web site.

What do stories look like? What a fantastic question you ask!

We have a growing collection of mixed bag stories, but for an example see a random one such as we have inserted here.

Or listen to examples created by participants in a workshop led by Wes Fryer created at iPadMediaCamp in Roanoke, Alabama

The code for this site is opensource and available at

So what are you waiting for? Take a fling at weaving a tale with pictures only!

And if you liked Five Card Flickr, try doing something similar with photos and audio- see John Johnston's flickrsounds.