Just like the Assignment instructs we were to shoot a three shot story. While not terrible successful, this series does tell the basics of the day.
Every year my city holds the Pumpkin Regatta where giant pumpkins by the dozen are brought in and turned into makeshift boats. My three shot story attempts to infer how the idea for this crazy ritual might have come to light.
Starting in the bottom left and working clockwise, you find a floating pumpkin, then a floating boat and pumpkin, and finally a floating pumpkin boat. While it isn't of the same caliber as Tolstoy's "War and Peace" (my plot is a bit lighter on both substance and character development), I think it achieves the idea of the Assignment well enough.
On Taking Assignments
I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography. In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners. Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group. I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning. My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.