Writing Prompt: Everyday things

Describing the commonplace is actually difficult. How do you make normal, everyday objects interesting? Can you take something common and give it a life of its own?


Try this: Look around the room. Select a half a dozen objects and describe them in terms of appearance. Next, take those same objects and give them a history? How did you come by them? Nothing ever just materialises. Things are either found, given, borrowed or bought. So, write about how you came by these things. Finally, make up an entirely different story of how you got these possessions. Have fun, be random and creative. Enjoy. I’m about to go write about a ceramic puffin on the mantle…

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