Five Card Flickr

As of Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:00:03 +0000 26397 Five Card stories have been created on this site from a pool of 28452 tagged photos.

This quasi experimental web site is designed to foster visual thinking. It is based completely, or more loosely... copied, from the Five Card Nancy game devised by comics guru Scott McCloud and the nifty web version at 741.5 Comics.

However, rather than drawing from a hand of 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 a selection of images, that taken together as a final set of 5 images- tell a story in pictures.

When you are done, you the option to add a title and explanation, then you can save the story so you can put a link in your resume or send to your Mom (she pay 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.

Inside the Mind of Your English Teacher
a five card flickr story by Jenelle D.

What do they 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.

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.